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Becoming a Friend of God Sermon Notes

Sermon 5 of our series titled "Walking With God"

Luke 14:25-27 (NIV) - (25) Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: (26) "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple. (27) And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

Isaiah 41:8 (NIV) - (8) "But you, O Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend,

James 2:23 (NIV) - (23) And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.

A friend of God is a ____________ person:

one who lives in a __________ ____________ with God.

Becoming a friend of God is a ____________.

____________ ____________.

Genesis 22:1-2 (NIV) - (1) Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied. (2) Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about."

Genesis 22:10-12 (NIV) - (10) Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. (11) But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied. (12) "Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son."

Keep __________.

Keep working at __________ and ____________ God.

__________ at becoming a friend of God.