Who Do You Say I Am?
Scripture Block E
But Who Do You Say I Am?
Insight From Reading the Footnotes
Additional Bible Passages
John 15: 12- 15
"This is my Commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greeter love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father."
Jesus is telling us that we should love one another like he loves us. I think that is very important to remember because sometimes it is hard to love people, especially if they are rude or have hurt you. Jesus loves everyone no matter what so he is telling us that we should be loving them the same way he does. The reading also reflects back to the first reading because he is talking about Jesus as a friend. Jesus is telling us that we are his friends and that he does not call us slaves because we know everything that he is told from his Father. Jesus is recognizing our friendship and is saying that he tells us everything he knows from his Father, he is not hiding anything from us, making him a good friend towards us.
Isaiah 12: 2
"God indeed is my Salvation; I am confident and unafraid. For the Lord is my strength and my might, and he has been my salvation."
This shows that God is our rock or friend. It says that the Lord is my strength which can be taken as he is my rock. He is the one who gives me my strength and my might. I like this verse a lot because it is very relatable and powerful words. I like that it says "I am confident and unafraid" I like that part because we can learn that we too can be confident and unafraid if we put God as our #1 and have him be your salvation.
Jesus is Our Friend
Jesus takes the time to listen to what our problems are and he helps us with our concerns and helps us figure out what to do. Jesus is my friend and yours!
Jesus is Our Rock
Jesus supports us and is our rock. He is there to help us and be our strength and motivation. Jesus is my Savior and yours too!
Jesus is Our Leader
Jesus leads us on the correct path of life. Jesus' life is the perfect example to live by. No matter how much we mess up Jesus will always be there to lead you back to the way. Jesus is my life long leader and he is also yours!