You’ve Got a Friend in Me

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Genesis 1:18
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John 15:12-14

“It’s one thing to have a high view of Scripture; quite another to do its truth. It’s not enough to admire the Bible; we have to embody it. Being biblical is not simply a matter of believing its propositions but of responding to the many things God is saying to us in Scripture. Because God does do more than convey information to us through the Bible, so those of us who read the Bible have to be more than information processors. A robust view of biblical authority requires us to obey its commands, trust promises, sing its songs, heed its wisdom, and hope for its ending.”

Kevin Vanhoozer

Sacrifice

John 15:13

Trust

John 15:14

“It is best to befriend those now who we hope to be his friend for all eternity. It is best to consider anyone a friend who drives us closer to God.”

Thomas Fuller
Proverbs 27:6

Vulnerable

John 15:15
2 Peter 1:1
James 2:23
Genesis 18:17

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.

C.s. Lewis
John 15:17

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