Our Friend Jesus


“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. John 15:12-14

There is no friend we could have who is like Jesus. But being His friend is not about going on vacation with Jesus; hanging out with him at our favorite restaurant or having Him over for Thanksgiving. Being the friend of the man of the cross means taking up ours and following him. It means loving one another and standing by them even in the face of danger. The deeper the waters we pass through with Him, the more we learn to lay down our lives; the closer our heart comes to His.

Published by pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

2 thoughts on “Our Friend Jesus

  1. Thank you, Pastor. Friends usually means more than acquaintances. If we truly love someone, we spend time with them. Of course, Jesus is no exception. I also enjoy your sing-a-long devotionals! I can see why you’ve had a successful nursing home ministry—or ministry period. God’s best to you. David

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