Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sunday November 6, John 15.12-17
Thoughts: John 15.16 is a verse that I give to almost every confirmation class that I've ever had. It is such a wonderful verse. First of all the Gospel is proclaimed with such clarity, "You did not choose me but I chose you." Such a reminder in a culture that makes us want to believe that we make a decision for Jesus and this decision saves us. No! Jesus has made a decision for US, and it is his work on our behalf that grants the gift of salvation. Having been given this gift, we are now appointed to be ambassadors if you will. Folks who are out in the world bearing fruit! I think we've heard this before. But this is the Gospel that we must never get tired of hearing!
Questions: What do you expect from a friend? Can you imagine yourself as a friend of God?