DCLM HIGHER EVERYDAY 18 January 2022 — Fundamentals of Friendship

DCLM Higher Everyday 18 January 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Fundamentals of Friendship


TEXT: JOHN 15:8-15

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and thatyour joy might be full.

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

MEMORY VERSE: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (JOHN 15:13).


A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. He listens to, encourages, counsels and cheers you up. He strengthens you when you are weak; and bears with your shortcomings. He is interested in your progress in life and makes necessary sacrifice to help you achieve it.

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Just like Jonathan said to David, “Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee” (1 Samuel 20:4). This is the mark of true friendship. A friend should be a great companion.

Obviously, we all need true friends. However, here on earth among men, it is difficult to find a perfect friend who can love and bear with you at all times; only Jesus can.

In our text, He spoke about the love that He has for us, as His disciples. He sacrificed His life on the cross at Calvary. He accepts us as His friends if we obey Him at all times. Make Him your friend today through obedience to His word in order to secure your eternal destiny.

QUOTE: A friend should be a great companion.

CHALLENGE: Make Jesus your friend today.

PRAYER: Oh Lord, accept me as your friend today. Amen.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)