What a Friend We Have in Jesus by J. Gerald Harris

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
John 15:12-17
Dr. Gerald Harris


On Sunday, October 25- just four weeks from today- we will be having in our church what we have chosen to call "Friend Day." On this day we are being challenged to bring our friend with us to the House of God for Bible study and worship. Boys and girls, we want you to bring a friend that Sunday. Teenagers, we want you to bring your friends with you on October 25. Ladies and gentlemen, it's important that you lead the way. Bring your friends with you on a friend day.

When you bring your friend on "Friend Day" I want you think particularly about inviting that friend who has not yet come to know our best friend- the Lord Jesus Christ. I want you to think about inviting that friend who is hurting and needs to hear a message of hope and encouragement. I want you to invite a friend who needs to know about the unconditional, unilateral love of the Lord Jesus Christ. You see, friend day is not some promotional gimmick to pad our Sunday school attendance. At the very heart of friend day is the challenge to reach out and touch those who need to discover the joy and the peace and the love which we have found I Jesus Christ and in being a part of His family and His church.

In fact, I hope and pray that you will covenant with me today to bring at least one friend to God' house for Sunday school and worship on friend day, October 25.

Now, I have entitled my message this morning "what a friend we have in Jesus." Because I think we all recognize that He is our best friend and if our relationship with him is what it ought to be, then our relationship with others is going to be growing strong each day. In fact, if your relationship with Jesus Christ is a deep, beautiful, persona, intimate relationship, you are going to want to bring your friend to the Lord Jesus Christ. He will provide a wonderful new dimension for their lives and He will be a friend who will never leave them nor forsake them.

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