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Spirital friendships group

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Spirital friendships group

  1. 1. SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIPS: FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! --Proverbs 27:17
  2. 2. True Friendship can be Hard to Find
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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:
  5. 5. ANNOUNCEMENTS
  6. 6. Worship in Song
  7. 7. Betty Boop underscores our feelings of loneliness: Lack of true Friends
  8. 8. <ul><li>Understands my motives </li></ul><ul><li>Knows when I'm bluffing </li></ul><ul><li>Allows me to have down days without constantly trying to resuscitate me </li></ul>I'D LIKE MORE FRIENDS LIKE JESUS!
  9. 9. <ul><li>Knows when I need an ear rather than a hand or the boot </li></ul><ul><li>Accepts me warts and all </li></ul><ul><li>But won't let me call black, white </li></ul>I'D LIKE MORE FRIENDS LIKE JESUS!
  10. 10. 1. RUTH AND NAOMI &quot;Your God shall be my God, Your people will be my people.&quot; 2. DAVID AND JONATHAN &quot;Hearts knit together&quot; Oh, wouldn't that be great!? INSPIRING EXAMPLES FROM THE BIBLE. ARE THEY STILL POSSIBLE TODAY?
  11. 11. COMMUNION! ENTERING INTO A FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS
  12. 12. Confession: I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Jesus is my Lord and Savoir.
  13. 13. Worship in Song
  14. 14. ● Real ● Intimate ● A good combination of vulnerability and confidentiality ● Encouraging, but not permissive ● Empathetic, not sympathetic MOST WANT A RELATIONSHIP THAT IS:
  15. 15. <ul><li>We want to know and be known. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of us want to confess without judgment or sanction. </li></ul><ul><li>A safe place to show scars, shed tears, grieve and celebrate victories. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Confess your sins one to another </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive one another </li></ul><ul><li>Love one another </li></ul><ul><li>Be kind and tenderhearted to one another </li></ul>ACCOUNTABILITY IN FRIENDSHIP
  17. 17. Worship in Song
  18. 18. PRAYER & PRAISE
  19. 19. Worship in Song
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. Go and develop SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIPS --Proverbs 27:17

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