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Intimacy With the Father and the Son – Pastor Martin Childs Jr. D. Min

SERMON TEXT: JOHN 15:9-17

SERMON TITLE: INTIMACY WITH THE FATHER AND THE SON

INTRODUCTION

A. What does friendship look like?

B. What does Jesus’ friendship look like?

JESUS’ LOVE

A. Goal: That I remain in Jesus’ love

B. Modeled after the Father’s love for Jesus

C. Jesus loves me as the Father loves Him

D. If I keep Jesus’ commandments, I will remain in Jesus’ love, just as Jesus keeps the Father’s commandments and remains in the Father’s love

E. Intimacy = I am in Jesus’ love

JESUS’ JOY

A. Goal: That Jesus’ joy may remain in me

B. When Jesus’ joy remains in me, my joy will be full

C. My joy is full because I understand that it is not my joy…

D. Intimacy = Jesus’ joy is in me

JESUS’ FRIENDSHIP

A. Goal: That I love others as Jesus has loved me

B. What does this love look like? Laying down my life for a friend

C. How do I become Jesus’ friend? By doing His commands

D. I shift from servant to friend

1. Servant – no intimacy, no transparency, no relationship, no bond

2. Friend – intimacy, transparency, relationship, bond

E. Intimacy = Calls me friend

F. Intimacy = Jesus chose me, commissions me and contributes to my success (whatever I need, the Father provides)

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