2021-05-09 — My Soul’s Best Friend, What Joy And Blessing My Spirit Finds In Thee!

Church Year: Easter 6:
Date: May 9, 2021

Theme: My Soul’s Best Friend, What Joy And Blessing My Spirit Finds In Thee!

– John 15:9-17

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:
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The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 17 : Oh Worship the King Hymnary.org link
TLH 197 : Where Wilt Thou Go since Night Draws Near Hymnary.org link
TLH 457 : What a Friend We Have in Jesus Hymnary.org link
TLH 200 st. 6-8: I Know that my Redeemer Lives Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Acts 11:19-26 1 John 4:1-11

Theme: My Soul’s Best Friend, What Joy And Blessing My Spirit Finds In Thee!

John 15:9–17 (Listen)

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants,16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Footnotes

[1] 15:15 Or bondservants, or slaves (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface); likewise for servant later in this verse and in verse 20

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