THURSDAY- 5TH WEEK OF EASTER -C
I Reading: Acts 15:7-21: I rule that we do not make things more difficult for pagans who turn to God.
Gospel: John 15:9-11: Remain in my love, and let your joy be complete.
The Relationship of Jesus to Believers, Jn 15:9-11
Jesus has a very special relationship with believer, a relationship that delivers them from an existence that is barren, empty, lonely, unmeaningful and sad.
1. He has loved believers (v.9)
2. He has one great charge for believers: Continue-abide in His love (v.9-10)
a. Abiding is conditional
b. Abiding has a standard-the obedience of Jesus
3. He has one great purpose for believers: The completion of their joy (v.11)
Thought: Jesus Christ loves us because we God’s children, brothers and sisters, the household and family of God. He also loves us because we believe God, we earnestly seek God, we obey his commands and we deny self, take up our cross and die daily in order to follow Jesus (Lk 9:23).