Jesus, a Friend

A Call to Worship
 
Storms of Life Video by The Skit  Guys
 
Psalm 103 - Bless the Lord, O My Soul YouTube Video
 
Opening Chorus - "No, Not One!" - You Tube Video
 
Cute Friendship Animation - YouTube Video

Scripture Readings (English Standard Version)

Proverbs 18:24
A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
 
John 6:35-39
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.
37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.
 
38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.
39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.
 
Jesus, a Friend
 

Scripture Reading (English Standard Version)

John 15:12-15
12  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13  Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
14  You are my friends if you do what I command you.
15  No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.· 

Friendship Like Jesus - No, Not One!

There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
None else could heal all our soul’s diseases,

No friend like Him is so high and holy,
And yet no friend is so meek and lowly.

There’s not an hour that He is not near us,
No night so dark but His love can cheer us.

Jesus knows all about our struggles,
He will guide till the day is done,
There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,

Scripture Readings (English Standard Version)

Ephesians 5:1-2
1  Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
2  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
 
Hebrews 13:5-6
5  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
6  So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”