The Kingdom: A Holy Friendship and Family
Jesus said: "You
are My friends, if you do what I command you. John
Jesus said: "If you love Me, you will keep
My commandments. John 14:15 (NAS)
Jesus answered and said to him,
"If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My
Father will love him, and We will come to him, and
make Our abode with him. John 14:23 (NAS)
Jesus said: "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. John
Jesus said: "For whoever does the will of
My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and
sister and mother." Matthew 12:50 (NAS)
"God's son...who was declared
the Son of God with power by the resurrection from
the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus
Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have
received grace and apostleship to bring about the
obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His
name's sake, 6 among whom you also are
the called of Jesus Christ;" Romans 1:4-6
According to the scriptures above, who did Jesus
say were His friends, His brothers,
His sisters and His mothers? Who
did Jesus say were the ones who truly loved Him and
who would abide in His and His Father's love?
To whom would be the "called of Jesus Christ"?
- Those that say that Jesus is their "Lord."
- Everyone in the world.
- Those who do God's will and keep His words
and commands...having the obedience of faith.