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Colossians 1:13-23
Message

From beginning to end, He is there.... all get properly fixed in vibrant harmonies...
The Message=Christ, there is no other message
We stay grounded and steady!!!
Because

2

Jesus is looking for friends...

Parents...
Wanting to enlarge the circle of love,... Adam/Eve

3

His is like the long distance lover...
Wanting a relationship w is

We say.... not now:
6,000 years looking at us from a distance....
I am busy, spending my life, trying to accumulate things that will rust and burn!

4

Philip Yance
Colorado cabin

The whole Bible is a recurring theme of God, making one effort after another, of God trying to restore a broken relationship w man.
Decades/centuries later we are still “rejecting” Him.....

5

Rejection...
God seeking to restore a relationship....

Recess....
Auditions, passed over,
Unhired, not included....
Remember how it felt
“Not be good enough....”
“To NOT be wanted....”
Pain of yurning for a relationship that is not going to be....

6

Matt 26
John 21

Prediction of Peter’s rejection //
? Peter
God is asking if we care about HIM!
Very vulnerable question to ask...

7

It matters to God if we love Him

Jesus weeping over Jerusalem. do I love Me?

8

No room in Bethlehem

Symbolic

9

Isaiah 53: 1-....

He was Despised & rejected//
DA 564

10

DA 564

The Loneliness of Christ away from the heavenly courts...

11

Jesus....
Can we be friends???

God, emotionally WANTS US! We were made for a relationship w HIM!!!!

12

He knows the pain of watching you

.....leaving,
....of missing you,
I appreciate the friend you have become to me...
please keep in touch,....
......we need it more than you do!

13

Jesus is not slow....

Jesus is stalling, like the parents leaving their son at college. He doesn’t want to give us up.... because He knows this is final..

14

Rev 3:20

If ANYONE hears, and opens the door.....
I w
We are too busy acquiring things that are going to rust or burn!!!!!

15

How much do I love you?

“Arms spread cross-width

16

Rom 5:11-12

Friends....
Bridge the gap.

17

Have you ever:
// Jesus LONGED for human companionship!
// Jesus is social in nature!
He wants to have friends!!!

-fed a large crowd to only discover they kept
-no place of your own,
-walk 80 miles, causes of being late and causing the death of your friend...
-find a few, the discover that they scatter to avoid being seen w you
-come after dark to talk to you..
-run off at your own home town chur
-constantly followed by spies
-mistreated physically, whipped, spit
-make fun of you,
-thirst, begged for comfort
-constantly misunderstood



18

Will YOU be my friend?

I died to have YOU be my friend?

19

“I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”
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John 15:15

20

Your worth isn’t wrapped up in what you achieve but is forever anchored in the fact that Jesus was given for you.

Your worth isn’t wrapped up in what you achieve but is forever anchored in the fact that Jesus was given for you.

21

. If we keep the Lord ever before us, .....Our prayers will take the form of a conversation with God as we would talk with a friend. He will speak His mysteries to us personally.
...... Often our hearts will burn within us as He draws nigh to commune with us as He did with Enoch.

. COL 129
If we keep the Lord ever before us, allowing our hearts to go out in thanksgiving and praise to Him, we shall have a continual freshness in our religious life. Our prayers will take the form of a conversation with God as we would talk with a friend. He will speak His mysteries to us personally. Often there will come to us a sweet joyful sense of the presence of Jesus. Often our hearts will burn within us as He draws nigh to commune with us as He did with Enoch.
COL 129

22

.......your faith is far more precious than mere gold. ...

1 Peter 1:6-7
“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

23

Food, clothing, station, and wealth may have their value; but to have a connection with God ... is of priceless value.... And although it “doth not yet appear what we shall be,” “when Christ, who is our life, shall appear,” “we shall be like him.”

SD 9
Food, clothing, station, and wealth may have their value; but to have a connection with God ... is of priceless value.... And although it “doth not yet appear what we shall be,” “when Christ, who is our life, shall appear,” “we shall be like him.”
SD 9

24

Come daily to Jesus, who loves you. Open your heart to Him freely. In Him there is no disappointment. You will never find a better counsellor, a safer guide, a more sure defense.21Letter 1, 1896. . SD 167.3

SDG 167
Come daily to Jesus, who loves you. Open your heart to Him freely. In Him there is no disappointment. You will never find a better counsellor, a safer guide, a more sure defense
. SD 167

25

Come daily to Jesus, who loves you. Open your heart to Him freely. In Him there is no disappointment. You will never find a better counselor, a safer guide, a more sure defense.

OFC 29
Come daily to Jesus, who loves you. Open your heart to Him freely. In Him there is no disappointment. You will never find a better counselor, a safer guide, a more sure defense.
. OFC 29

26

Unless we continually cherish friendship between God and our souls, we shall separate from Him, and walk apart from Him..

SDG 27.
Unless we continually cherish friendship between God and our souls, we shall separate from Him, and walk apart from Him..
SDG. 27

27

It is [Satan’s] studied effort to keep us away from our best and most sympathizing friend. We should make no one our confidant but Jesus.

Pr 7
It is [Satan’s] studied effort to keep us away from our best and most sympathizing friend. We should make no one our confidant but Jesus.
Pr 7

28

To His faithful followers Christ has been a daily companion and familiar friend. They have lived in close contact, in constant communion with God.
Hvn 33.3-Hvn 34.1

Hvn 33.
To His faithful followers Christ has been a daily companion and familiar friend. They have lived in close contact, in constant communion with God. Upon them the glory of the. Hvn 33.3-Hvn 34.1

29

Communion with Christ—how unspeakably precious! Such communion it is our privilege to enjoy, if we will seek it.24The Signs of the Times, December 7, 1882. . SD 167.6

SDG 167
Communion with Christ—how unspeakably precious! Such communion it is our privilege to enjoy, if we will seek it.
SDG 167
Signs of the Times, December 7, 1882. .

30

The everlasting assurance shall be yours that you have a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
25Testimonies for the Church 2:271. . SD 167.7

2T 271
The everlasting assurance shall be yours that you have a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
2T 271. .
SDG 167