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Call me friend

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Call me friend

  1. 1. ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. MY NAME IS JESUS. Call Me Friend 1 CALL ME FRIEND
  2. 2. I CAME INTO THE WORLD AND JOINED MY PARENTS IN NOT SUCH GREAT CONDITIONS: BORN IN A BARN (LUKE 2:7)… 2 CALL ME FRIEND
  3. 3. FLED FOR MY LIFE SOON AFTERWARDS (MATTHEW 2:13), AND THEN FINALLY SETTLED DOWN TO A SOMEWHAT NORMAL LIFE—AT LEAST TILL I WAS OLDER. 3 CALL ME FRIEND
  4. 4. I AM THE SON OF GOD, BUT I STARTED OUT LIKE ANYONE ELSE, AND THE REASON FOR THIS IS BECAUSE I WANTED AND NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND YOU AS ONLY SOMEONE WHO HAD “BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT” COULD. DON’T THINK OF ME AS SOMEONE WHO IS FLOATING HIGH UP ON A CLOUD. THINK OF ME AS A FRIEND, ONE YOU CAN CALL BY MY NAME “JESUS.” THEN TALK TO ME AS YOU WOULD TALK TO ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS. 4 CALL ME FRIEND
  5. 5. I WANT TO BE YOUR PERSONAL FRIEND. I WANT TO ENJOY THE GOOD TIMES WITH YOU. AND WHEN LIFE IS DIFFICULT, I WANT TO LISTEN TO YOU TALK ABOUT IT AND HELP YOU TO FIND SOLUTIONS. I’M YOUR PAL, YOUR BUDDY, YOUR FRIEND. 5 CALL ME FRIEND
  6. 6. I PROMISE THAT I’LL BE A FRIEND YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON! I came that you may have life, and have it more fully. (John 10:10, KJV, paraphrased) 6 CALL ME FRIEND
  7. 7. S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1a Contributed by Ricardo Copeland, adapted by Tomoko Matsuoka. Illustrations by Zeb. Design by Alex Koran. Copyright © 2010 by The Family International The End The End 7 CALL ME FRIEND

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