Friends of God

Jesus is about to share all his love for us in allowing himself to die for us.  All the forces of meanness and evil are about to come upon Jesus.

When Jesus asks us to love as he loved, we can’t do this unless he gives us the power through the Holy Spirit.  And this is just what Jesus promises for us—that the Holy Spirit of love which has completely filled Jesus is now sharing all this love with us.  So many have loved so much like Jesus that they have died for others so that everyone might know how great is God’s love. 

The new way of loving that Jesus teaches us is also a new commandment.  All the individual laws that God made for God’s people are all gathered into this one final commandment of love.   When we live this commandment, we are friends of Jesus. What joy in this!  Think of it: God in Jesus calls us His very own friends!  Let this phrase stay with you today and always: “I live as a friend of God!”

John 15:9-17

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“I live as a friend of God!”

Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary
During the Easter Season, are read from the Gospel of John.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet! Check the menu options at the site for more information.

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