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I'll Be A Friend To Jesus (3 of 5)
Series: We, The Church, Take Thee, Jesus
Quote From Covenant: "To strive for the advancement of the church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote it's prosperity and spirituality, to sustain it's worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations".
Church Wedding Vows: We, the church, take thee Jesus, to be our lawful wedded Bridegroom, by Amazing Grace. To have as my Saviour, to hold as my Security, from his day through out eternity, to love supremely, to cherish sweetly, and to obey serenely, and thereto, we pledge ourselves.
To be a friend to Jesus, our relationship must be one that is:
I. Truth Oriented
A) About Doctrine
B) About Devotion
C) About Discipline
II. Time Tested
A) No Hindrances
B) No Hesitation
C) No Harnesses
Of Abraham, it was declared, "He was the friend of God". Jesus also declared, "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I have commanded you". The truth of these two statements, brings us to the realization that for us, as the bride, to be friends with Jesus, as the bridegroom, becomes a step beyond the norm of simply being a follower of Him. We can relate to this truth in the words of a wonderful song that used to ring out in the house of God. The lyrics are:
I'll do what He may bid me, I'll go where He may send me;
I'll try each flying moment, to prove that I'm His friend.
To all who need a Savior, My friend I recommend;
Because He brought salvation, is why I am His friend.
I'll be a friend to Jesus, My life for Him I'll spend;
I'll be a friend to Jesus, Until my years shall end.
True friendship is a unique, and many times a rare, relationship between two persons. Many sermons have been written and preached concerning the thought that ...
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