May 6, 13, 20, 27
Friendship is one of God’s best earthly (and spiritual) blessings. Freely chosen, real and relationship, friends are what we all crave, but few of us find. This series explores what it means to be a friend of God, have Christian friendships, and invest in friendships with those who don’t yet believe in Jesus
May 6 - I Am A Friend Of God
The Bible speaks of God befriending people in the Bible, a term of incredible closeness and intimacy. How does that compare to the modern, social media driven idea of a “friend request”? What would it mean for our lives if the Almighty God was actually our ever-present friend?
May 13 - Friends In Christ
What does it mean to find a Christian friend? Is that the same thing as being part of the fellowship of a church? This message explores what it means to have friends who share your faith as well as the important distinction between the fellowship of Christians and the self-selected blessing called friendship.
May 20 - Why Can't We Be Friends?
One pastor often told his teenage members, “Show me your friends and I will show you your future.” That wisdom is repeated in the Proverbs, a book about making wise choices. Walking with wise friends will make you wise. Hanging out with fools will come with consequences. This message is God’s reminder to choose your friends carefully, since they have an incredible influence on your choices and future.
May 27 - Friends With The World
The Proverbs might imply that hanging out with unbelievers is a bad idea, but the Bible is more nuanced than that. Rubbing shoulders with those who don’t know Jesus is the best way to share the hope that only the Savior can give. This message explores the way Christians can invest in those who do not yet believe in Christ.