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September 17, 2020

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John 15:13-16

I. The Greater Friend - The Disciples v. 15 “no longer call you servant”

II. The Intimate Friend- Abraham v. 15c “all things I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you.”

III. The Faithful Friend- Moses v. 14 “if you do whatever I command you.”

IV. The Sacrificial Friend- Abraham v. 13 “greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

We believe that every time God's Word is spoken or preached, it demands a response. Please utilize the following notes and questions to lead your family and friends in a discussion of how you can respond to today's message.

Title: I am a Friend of God

Text: John 15:13-16

1. What kind of a relationship do you think Zacchaeus was expecting to have with Jesus?

2. How do you think Peter and Andrew must have felt when the Messiah, said, “No longer do I call you servants, but friends?”

3. Why did God share His plans with Abraham?

4. How does God share His plans with us?

5. Moses, sinned through his anger, how did this event end up causing Moses and God to have a more intimate friendship?

6. How was Abraham’s friendship with God tested?

7. What sacrifice did Jesus make to have friendship with you?

8. What sacrifices does it take to have a close friendship with God?