You know what God expects of you. You’ve studied what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. You’ve learned how to listen for the Holy Spirit working in your life. You’ve explored what our church is about and what it intends to do in and for this community. For all these reasons, Jesus now calls you his friend. And with that new name comes a new claim: to live and act as Jesus lives and acts, and to say and do as he says and does, and to love and value the people and things he loves and values. May you be blessed by the God who knows your name, by Jesus who loves you, and by the Holy Spirit who guides your steps in the ways of peace. Amen.
- Isaiah 43:1 - 7
- John 15:12 - 17