Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry

Chapter 9: What a Friend We have in Jesus


What a Friend We have in Jesus—Mahalia Jackson

Film Focus Point: Soulful, gospel rendition of Mahalia Jackson performing the song, which describes how we can rely on God as he is our friend.

Focus Point: Pages 214-215

Discussion Questions

  1. According to the hymn, what are three ways Jesus is a friend to us?
  2. What seems to be a key component of our friendship with Jesus that was stated repeatedly in the hymn?
  3. What happens when we forget our friendship with Jesus, preferring instead to support ourselves?

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