April 8, 2018 – Pastor Jon Spallino, Lead Pastor
Healthy relationships are key to a follower of Christ’s growth. God desires us to be a good friend and he longs for us to have deep meaningful friendships in return.
9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants,[a] for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
1. Do you have the type of friend who will encourage you to grow in your relationship with God? Are you that friend?
2. Do you have the type of friend who will challenge you to grow in your relationship with God? Are you that friend?
3. Do you have the type of friend who will be there for you when you need them the most?
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“Friendship was never created, it is a part of the nature of God.”Pastor Jon Spallino