February 3, 2019

“Let Jesus be your friend”, John 15, Malcolm Cox, Thames Valley churches of Christ

Passage: John 15
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“Let Jesus be your best friend”, John 15

  • We are made for friendship
  • Adam needed Eve

“The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”” Genesis 2.18

  • Think about the significance of friends throughout your life
  • None like Jesus
  • Friendship he offers us cannot be earned
  • Friendship he offers cost him dear

1. Jesus defines friendship

Only he really knows what friendship is all about
Jesus-style friendship
a. Initiative
b. Investment
c. Innocent

2. Living in friendship with Jesus

“meno”: stay, continue, dwell, lodge, remain, rest, settle, endure, continue unchanged, persevere, constant, steadfast, indwell, abide….
“to be in close and settled union”

  • Friendship with Jesus means…
    Time: Spark + Proximity + Time
    Trust: life and doctrine
    Telling: proud of our friend Jesus


  • What would your life be like with a closer friendship with Jesus?
  • What would your church be like with a closer friendship with Jesus?
  • What would your world be like with a closer friendship with Jesus?

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