Jesus calls His obedient disciples friends

Scripture reference

John 15:14–16 (ASV 1901)

14Ye are my friends, if ye do the things which I command you. 15No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known unto you. 16Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Stories

Maria, a former committed Nazi, was profoundly affected by the simple idea that as believers, we are friends with Jesus. Then as she prayed, she heard His voice in dramatic confirmation.