I Have Called You Friend

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I Have Called You Friend

  1. 1. The Gospel of John:<br />“Believe”<br />
  2. 2. I Have Called You Friends<br />
  3. 3. The Concept of Friend<br />The Greek word for “friend” is also a root for the word “love.”<br />
  4. 4. 2 Themes Stick Out:<br />1) Willing to give one’s life.<br />
  5. 5. 2 Themes Stick Out:<br />2) Using bold, plain speech.<br />
  6. 6. Jesus As A Friend<br />
  7. 7. John 15:12-17<br />[12] “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.<br />
  8. 8. John 15:12-17<br />[13] “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.<br />
  9. 9. John 15:12-17<br /> [14] “You are My friends if you do what I command you.<br />
  10. 10. John 15:12-17<br /> [15] “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<br />
  11. 11. John 15:12-17<br />things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.<br />
  12. 12. John 15:12-17<br /> [16] “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, <br />
  13. 13. John 15:12-17<br />remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. [17] “This I command you, that you love one another.<br />
  14. 14. John 15:13<br />[13] “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.<br />
  15. 15. 1) Jesus gives His life.<br />
  16. 16. John 15:15<br /> [15] “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<br />
  17. 17. John 15:15<br />things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.<br />
  18. 18. 2) Jesus speaks boldly and plainly.<br />
  19. 19. John 15:12<br />[12] “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.<br />
  20. 20. Jesus challenges us to love as He did!<br />
  21. 21. Friendship With Jesus…<br />…is a blessing.<br />
  22. 22. Friendship With Jesus…<br />…is a responsibility.<br />

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