Jesus, The True Friend

July 15, 2013

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

Jesus is the greatest friend you’ll ever have. He runs toward your problem when most others are running away. We’ve all had fair-weather friends, but it’s rare to have a friend who sticks by you through thick and thin. Jesus is that friend.

Personality traits rub off. If you walk with the wise, you will be wise (Proverbs 13:20). When you walk closely with Jesus, you’ll be like Jesus. Friendship with God amplifies the best part of everything in our human existence.

Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

Jesus is a friend to sinners—you can run to Him (not away) in time of need. He will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). When we understand how much Jesus loves us, we can carry that love to the world around us so that others can know His love and learn to walk in closeness with Him.

This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. John 15:12-14

Jesus loves you,
Pastor Jeff

What man calls conversion is often only the discovery of the Great Friend. What man calls religion is the knowledge of the Great Friend. What man calls holiness is the imitation of the Great Friend. –Author Unknown*

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