“While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead” (V35) As a ruler in the synagogue and a leader among the people, Jairus understood beforehand that if he sought Jesus, there was a great possibility that he could lose his job, his office, his […]

BECOME GOD’S FRIEND (3) (Jn 15:9-17)

“I have called you friends” (Jn 15:15NKJV) Friendship with God is maintained and strengthened through continual meditation. It’s impossible to be God’s friend apart from knowing what He says. You can’t love God unless you know Him, and that’s only possible through the Bible … He revealed himself to Samuel through his word’ (1Sam 3:21NIV) […]

BECOME GOD’S FRIEND (2) (Jn 15:9:17)

“… I have called you friends…” (Jn 15:13 NKJV) In his book The Practice of the Presence of God, a French monk called Brother Lawrence suggests we pray short conversational prayers throughout the day rather than long, complex ones. To maintain our focus and counteract our wandering thoughts, he writes, ‘I do not advice you […]

BECOME GOD’S FRIEND (1) (Jn 15:9-17)

“I have called you friends”… (Jn15:15) Jesus told His Disciples, “No longer do I call you servants, but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you, “Notice, Jesus initiated this friendship. With full knowledge of their problems and their possibilities. Jesus said, “…I […]