7. Friendship with Father, What Does it Mean to Be Friends With God?
In this episode, Caroline and Jessica take you back to the garden of Eden, learning what it looks like to truly be friends with God. Because of Jesus, we get to be reconnected to the Father and be His friends like He had designed before the foundation of the world. Caroline and Jessica talk through three main reasons why Believers feel they aren’t able to be friends with God. After this episode, lies you may have believed about yourself will be replaced with truth, you actually can be friends with God.
“Yet look at you now! Everything is new! Although you were once distant and far away from God, now you have been brought delightfully close to him through the sacred blood of Jesus—you have actually been united to Christ!” Ephesians 2:13
“Move your heart closer and closer to God, and he will come even closer to you. But make sure you cleanse your life, you sinners, and keep your heart pure and stop doubting.”James 4:8
“My dearest one, let me tell you how I see you—you are so thrilling to me. To gaze upon you is like looking at one of Pharaoh’s finest horses— a strong, regal steed pulling his royal chariot. Your tender cheeks are aglow—your earrings and gem-laden necklaces set them ablaze. We will enhance your beauty, encircling you with our golden reins of love. You will be marked with our redeeming grace.” Song of Songs 1:9
“Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new. And God has made all things new, and reconciled us to himself, and given us the ministry of reconciling others to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
“But now, independently of the law, the righteousness of God is tangible and brought to light through Jesus, the Anointed One. This is the righteousness that the Scriptures prophesied would come. It is God’s righteousness made visible through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And now all who believe in him receive that gift. For there is really no difference between us.” Romans 3:21-22
“For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
“I say to you all, the one who receives an invitation to feast with me and makes excuses will never enjoy my banquet.” Luke 14:24
“I’m writing to encourage you to fan into a flame and rekindle the fire of the spiritual gift God imparted to you when I laid my hands upon you.” 2 Timothy 1:6
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