We Are His Friends If We Love One Another

We Are His Friends If We Love One Another

May 05, 2024

Isaiah 45:11-13, 18-19
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:9-17

6th Sunday of Easter

Today is the last Sunday of Easter. God’s love for us is so intense that He has given His only Son to redeem us and given us a renewed life. Isaiah 45:18. “For this is what the LORD says, He who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it as a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited): I am the LORD, and there is no one else.” God created everything good. However, man has chosen to set the course to live his own life. God created all the animals, kind after kind, but with man He said, “Let us make man in our own image.” But are we thankful? If we are not thankful for all the things He’s given us, we’re bound to have problems. We cannot blame God because we create our own problems when we choose to set our own course and direction and think we can do better than God.
John 15:9 “Just as the Father has loved Me, I also have loved you; remain in My love.”

What Jesus has received from the Father, He gives to us. It is our responsibility to live in love and share this love to others. Love brings out righteousness and goodness. Love brings out joy so that our joy may be full. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:14 “You are my friends if you do what I command.” We wonder why our prayers are not answered. Are we obeying His commandments? Even when we fail, He still forgives us. John 3:35
The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.

The enemy cannot touch us when we are walking with God. When we face tests, it is only temporary. This I command you, that you love one another. It means that we are to be good to others. Not desiring any harm to come to them. We are supposed to work towards loving each other and not against each other to destroy them.

You did not choose Me but I chose you and appointed you that you should bear fruit and that your fruit may remain. Whatever we ask of the Father in Jesus’ name, He will give it. If the world hates you, it is because it has hated God first. Christ took away the old life and gave us new life. We must live the new life and forsake the old.


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