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Cultivate with Kelly Minter

Ep 8: The Blessings Of Friendship With Jesus

5/11/2021 00:31:26
Ep 8: The Blessings Of Friendship With Jesus
Has friendship with Jesus felt like a distant, almost-impossible relationship-especially when you can't see, touch, or hear Him? Today Kelly is walking through John 15:9-17 where we'll study a fascinating conversation Jesus had with His disciples.

Jesus called His followers friends and He did so right before He left them. This isn't the timing you would expect. But we'll find that even in Jesus's physical absence, He intended His disciples to continue experiencing the blessings of being in a real, vibrant relationship with Himself. And He offers us the same.  

Today we'll look at the blessings that come from a rich friendship with Christ-love, joy, never being alone, answered prayer, and a life that matters. Also, we'll discover what it means to dwell in the blessings of His love.  

"A life of being in Christ is a life where you are never alone"

Scripture References

John 15:9-17
John 15:8 

Relevant Links

*If you want to go deeper on this topic, check out Kelly's Bible study called No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit Of Christ 

*Andrew Murray quote form his book, The True Vine .

*D.A. Carson quote: The Gospel According to John

*Tim Keller Twitter quote

*Sausage and Butternut Squash Risotto recipe 

*Sign up for Kelly's newsletter at Kellyminter.com and receive a 21-Day Devotional called The Blessed Life for a limited time. 

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*Kelly works closely with Justice & Mercy International in the Amazon and in Moldova. You can check out their work here: justiceandmercy.org.  

*If you like the opening music to The Cultivate Podcast you can find it on Kelly's record Hymns & Hallelujahs . The song is Time For Singing.  

Cultivate with Kelly Minter

The Cultivate Podcast is all about deepening our understanding of Scripture for a deeper love of Jesus. That's my simple hope. Yet we live in a crazy busy culture that makes it hard to prioritize Bible study. Not to mention, for many of us the Bible can be plain confusing or intimidating. That's why I'm so excited about this podcast! We'll get to study God's Word together.

Absolutely nothing has gone after every crevice of my heart like Scripture. It's the most relevant and alive book on earth and I can't wait for God to meet you exactly where you're at as we open the Bible together. I also happen to love cooking, gardening, having people over, and deep relationships. So I'll always do my best to keep it real, practical, and personal. Whether you're brand new to the Bible or a seasoned student of Scripture, I hope you'll join me on this hopeful journey.

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About Kelly Minter

Hi There. My name is Kelly Minter and I'm a Bible study author and teacher. I've written several Bible studies for Lifeway, including Finding God Faithful, All Things New, No Other Gods, Ruth, and a few others. I love to teach the Bible at my Cultivate Events across the country and also locally at my home church. I have a passion for missions, which is why I also work in the Amazon jungles of Brazil and the Eastern European country of Moldova with Justice & Mercy International. I wrote a book about my work in the Amazon called Wherever The River Runs. It's dear to my heart. I also love cooking, gardening, and having people to my house. It turns out, I pretty much wanted to write about that too, so a cookbook called A Place at the Table was born. Mostly, I love engaging with people as we study God's Word together, which is why I'm especially excited about the brand new Cultivate Podcast.

For a free 21-day devotional called The Blessed Life visit me at Kellyminter.com. Also, I'd love to connect with you on Instagram and Facebook.