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  • TAKE HOME
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • TAKE HOME

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  • SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIPS: FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! --Proverbs 27:17
  • True Friendship can be Hard to Find
  • TAKE HOME • The Jesus Trail was never intended to be trod alone or single file. • A multitude of 'one another' scriptures should convince me that growth, survival and victory are all ideas associated with walking the route with friends. • It make take a huge dose of trust and vulnerability, but some growth only comes this way. • I'd like a friend with whom I can be transparent. Jesus, but also somebody with skin.
  • Lord, I know I need others in my life for consolation, accountability, encouragement, mutual-sharpening and occasional rescue. Help me be a trustworthy and faithful friend to somebody. Commitment:
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Worship in Song
  • Betty Boop underscores our feelings of loneliness: Lack of true Friends
    • Understands my motives
    • Knows when I'm bluffing
    • Allows me to have down days without constantly trying to resuscitate me
    I'D LIKE MORE FRIENDS LIKE JESUS!
    • Knows when I need an ear rather than a hand or the boot
    • Accepts me warts and all
    • But won't let me call black, white
    I'D LIKE MORE FRIENDS LIKE JESUS!
  • 1. RUTH AND NAOMI "Your God shall be my God, Your people will be my people." 2. DAVID AND JONATHAN "Hearts knit together" Oh, wouldn't that be great!? INSPIRING EXAMPLES FROM THE BIBLE. ARE THEY STILL POSSIBLE TODAY?
  • COMMUNION! ENTERING INTO A FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS
  • Confession: I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Jesus is my Lord and Savoir.
  • Worship in Song
  • ● Real ● Intimate ● A good combination of vulnerability and confidentiality ● Encouraging, but not permissive ● Empathetic, not sympathetic MOST WANT A RELATIONSHIP THAT IS:
    • We want to know and be known.
    • Most of us want to confess without judgment or sanction.
    • A safe place to show scars, shed tears, grieve and celebrate victories.
    • Confess your sins one to another
    • Forgive one another
    • Love one another
    • Be kind and tenderhearted to one another
    ACCOUNTABILITY IN FRIENDSHIP
  • Worship in Song
  • PRAYER & PRAISE
  • Worship in Song
  • TAKE HOME • The Jesus Trail was never intended to be trod alone or single file. • A multitude of 'one another' scriptures should convince me that growth, survival and victory are all ideas associated with walking the route with friends. • It make take a huge dose of trust and vulnerability, but some growth only comes this way. • I'd like a friend with whom I can be transparent. Jesus, but also somebody with skin.
  • Go and develop SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIPS --Proverbs 27:17