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True Friendship in the Digital Age

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You've got hundreds, even thousands of "friends" on social media. But who would you call at 3am if you were a little tipsy or if the bottom dropped out of everything in your life? Just because we have connection doesn't mean we have real relationships. That's what this sermon is about, as we look at how Jesus, as the only one who has ever gotten humanity right, approached friendships in his own life.

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True Friendship in the Digital Age

  1. 1. Connection ≠ Relationship
  2. 2. Connection ≠ Relationship A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24
  3. 3. How Did Jesus Approach Friendship?
  4. 4. How Did Jesus Approach Friendship? 1) He committed himself to only a few.
  5. 5. And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. – Matthew 17:1
  6. 6. And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. – Mark 5:37
  7. 7. And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. – Mark 14:33
  8. 8. If all you have in common with someone is a shared belief in Jesus, that’s not enough.
  9. 9. Who are your three?
  10. 10. How Did Jesus Approach Friendship? 1) He committed himself to only a few 2) He stuck with with his friends, even when they failed him.
  11. 11. “And they all left him and fled.” – Mark 14:50
  12. 12. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13

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