Best Friends Forever.

Read Philippians 3:10-16. See also Hebrews 3:1-3.

Philippians 3:10-16
10I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
15All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

Hebrews 3:1-3
1Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.

Jesus is the builder of the church, following His Father’s blueprint. He is also much more. “What a friend we have in Jesus” is more than the title of a hymn. It is truth. What a friend indeed! Jesus gave His life for us! Jesus is always ready to hear our prayers. We should come to Him with a thankful heart realizing that life has its ups and downs. Each of us will have troubles, but we cannot allow worry and fear to weigh us down. Instead we trust in Jesus and concentrate on the present. He may not make our problems dissipate, but Jesus will give us the strength and courage to weather the storms of life. Jesus is the ultimate friend. Be his friend and communicate freely with him and trust in God.

© 2017 Schweitzer United Methodist Church
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