We have been anticipated…

This weekend we are talking about friendship with Christ as expressed in John 15. Jesus calls us “friends”! How much more amazing can it be? This friendship is not something we earned but a gift given. I like the phrase Eugene Peterson uses below:

The gospel, while honoring our experience, doesn’t begin with our experience. We don’t begin a holy life by wanting a holy life, desiring to be good, fulfilled, complete or wanting to be included in the grand scheme of things. We have been anticipated, and the way we have been anticipated  is by resurrection, Jesus’ resurrection. Living a holy life, the Christian equivalent of revolution, begins with Jesus’ resurrection.


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