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April 24 – Who am I in Christ?

Our current study is on our identity in Christ (from alittlepeaceofhome.com). Our study uses the SOAP method of Bible study to seek an application for each reading (not sure what this is? Check out the What’s SOAP? tab). We have provided an example SOAP note below today’s reading. Join in this study by completing the daily readings and journaling using SOAP and you are welcome to use the Comments section at the bottom of our homepage to share or ask questions.

I am a friend of Jesus.

Reading:

John 15:15 – I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

SOAP Note

Let’s Be Friends | DOT Group @A2

Scripture

John 15:15

Observation

In a culture of oppression, of slave vs. master, Jesus called us ‘friend’. You don’t confide in a slave, but Jesus shared all the wisdom God shared with him with us. And as a result, we’ve been brought into close relationship with him. Not because he had to, but because he chose to!

Application

Jesus made a choice to befriend us. In return, he asked us to do the same for others. Sometimes it’s not easy to be friends with certain people, but we can choose to love them the way Jesus chose us. We can be transparent with them just as Jesus was transparent with us.

Prayer

Dear Jesus, help us to choose friendship and love. Give us the wisdom and courage to share what You’ve given us with others. Thank You for choosing friendship! We love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Discover One Thing main website has more resources on the SOAP method of Bible study. Click HERE to go to the website.