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JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW PT 2 – Pastor Martin Childs Jr. D. Min

FEBRUARY 24, 2019              PASTOR CHILDS

TEXT: JOHN 15:9-14

TITLE: JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW. FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO

INTRODUCTION

A. What is the relationship between Love and Friendship?

B. Love is Work

C. Work pays off

KNOW

Jesus loves me as the Father loves him

1. As = according as, just as, even as, in proportion as, in the degree that

2. The same love that the Father has for Jesus, Jesus has for me

3. How does the Father love?

DO

Abide in Jesus’ love

1. Abide = remain, continue to be present, dwell/live

2. “In my love” = “In the love, that which is mine”

WORK

Keep Jesus’ commandments

1. Keeping Jesus’ commandments helps us to remain in Jesus’ love

2. “As” Jesus kept the Father’s commandments and remained in his love

3. Jesus came to do the will of His Father

a. Luke 2:49 – I can do the Father’s will when I am young

b. John 5:30 – I should not seek my own will

c. John 5:36 – Doing the Father’s will verifies the Father sent me

d. John 8:29 – The Father is with me as I do the Father’s will

e. John 17:4 – The Father is glorified when I do the Father’s will

DO + WORK =

Abiding in Jesus’ love + Keeping Jesus’ commandments = Joy

1. Jesus’ joy in me

2. My joy is full – to fill to the top / complete

SIMPLIFIED WORK

Love one another as Jesus loves me

1. As the Father loves Jesus, Jesus loves me

2. As Jesus loves me, I love others

3. As = according as, just as, even as, in proportion as, in the degree that

COMPENSATION FOR THE WORK

Being a friend of Jesus

1. It is one thing to be a of ‘rescuee’ Jesus

2. It is another thing to be a servant of Jesus

3. How much better to be a friend of Jesus

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