FRIENDS OF JESUS: John 15:9-17 NRSV
PRAYER OF THE WEEK:
We thank you that you are our friend, and that we abide in your love. Help us to be worthy of your love, and a good friend to you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
COLORING PAGE OF THE WEEK:
The original coloring page can be found here: https://www.ldslane.net/2016/01/love-one-another.html
BIBLE STORY OF THE WEEK:
[Jesus said:] 9“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
12“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.”
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:
Who do you love? Who do you count as your friends? Who loves you? Tell about a time when someone was a good friend to you. What do you think it means that you are a friend of Jesus, and that Jesus is your friend?