The Bible goes to great lengths to help us understand the magnificence of Jesus. He is the Word made flesh (John 1:1), the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of God’s new creation, the One through whom and for whom all things have been made and are held together (Col. 1:15, 16), the exact representation of God’s being (Heb. 1:3).
Wow! If that’s who Jesus is to us, who are we to Jesus? Would it surprise you to hear we’re His friends? It’s true! This is our text this week:
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15
Our struggle is so often we find our identity as God’s worker bees or “servants.” And while, yes, we best understand the life of love as the life of a servant, we’ve been designed for a unique intimacy with our God. We are His friends.
I pray you will join us this Sunday online or in person. We’ll be having Q and A! And we’ll have a special prayer from one of our own highlighting the significance of Juneteenth for our country.
Abiding in Him,
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