John 15 in its entirety is just awesome! Once again, Jesus is referencing "agape" love. In verse 13, He says that "to lay down one's life for one's friends" is the greatest of all loves... and in verse 14 He calls us His friends! Jesus' sacrifice on the cross wasn't to save us from our sins out of obligation, it was because, more than anything, He loved us!
How He Loves - David Crowder*Band