What’s Is A Friend?
Ever had that friend who cheered you on in a fight?
The one who you could always turn to to talk about others you disliked?
The one who bought you one more drink when you already had too many?
That friend who always told you you were in the right when you fought with your girl/boy friend?
The one who encouraged you when you fought with your family?
The one who introduced you to, or joined you in using drugs?
The one who had money to buy you a pack of cigarettes when you were low on cash?
The one who showed up at every crazy party you ever had?
The one who called them self your friend?
Ever notice how that friend is the same one that disappeared when that fight landed you in trouble?
The same one then talked about you behind your back…
The same one who would abandon you when drinking too many got you wrapped up in some problem…
The same one who tried to talk to your girl/boy friend as soon as you broke up with them…
The same one who went home and slept when you got kicked out of your house and had no where to go…
The same one who labelled you an addict when you fell into addiction…
The same one that never seems to have money when you’re really in need for something important…
The one who never replies when you invite them to church…
The one who you called friend.
Jesus is your friend
I invite you to read the Word of God found in the Bible and attend church with me
Real friends share a common enemy, and it is not a physical one
The real enemy is Sin
Jesus loves you and if you sincerely repent and turn to Him, the Lord our God will forgive you
just as he forgave me
I’ve had the pleasure of running in many different circles in the first thirty years of my life
But I’ve learned that there is a linethat many are not willing to cross.
I admit, It was quite a shock to find out that it wasn’t gossiping/slandering others, lying/cheating, being drunk, promiscuity/sexual immorality, drug abuse, verbal/physical violence or even going to prison…
Instead, the empty seats beside me in church show what it truly is.
But there is hope!
I want you to know that I hold no grudges or resentment for the past because in my lack of knowledge, I too walked according to my own thought up ideas of goodness for much of my life, but these experiences have taught me the hard way how to identify truth as it actually is.
I can’t condemn the choices you might make for your future because that authority is given for any of us to do…
But as your friend, who loves you
I can and must warn you,
Be sure that you aren’tlying to yourself
That line does exist.
Failing to accept this truth, will hurt you and lead you to
Forgiveness isa gift that is freely given to those who can simply admit their own faults understanding that we all fall short, but then having faith in that our amazing, loving and gracious Lord Jesus lived and died to pay that debt we all owe so that we are redeemed by His sacrifice!
Free from the guilt, and free from shame.
He then rose from the grave proving He was who He said He was
The rich and the poor; The well dressed and the unkempt; everyone who is reading this is welcome to receive this gift
Reach out to the only one who could meet the mark in it’s complete perfection.
The perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends
If you’re still walking around without this free gift given to the world, well, I love you and I feel I have to be honest with you…
A day will come when youwill be judged by that mark
The one we all know none of us can reach without Him.
Repent and turn to Jesus!
For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus
Can we boast then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.
After all, is God the God of the Jews only? Isn’t He also the God of the Gentiles? Of course He is.
I’ve already seen your house
Come visit my Father’s!
Sunday Service @ 11:00am & 6:00pm (Nursery Available)
Wednesday Bible Study @ 7:00pm (Nursery Available)
Young Adults Monday @ 7:30pm
Real friends live in the Truth
Real friends choose God!
Logos Family Church
3535 Dixie Road
Mississauga ON L4Y 2B3
And he said to them, Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Fathers house?”