Posts tagged with ‘Friendship’

7/15/21 CHRIST’S FRIENDSHIP CALLS FOR OUR FAITHFULNESS

by Barry Lovett

 “All things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you… that you should go and bear fruit.” John 15:15-16 Although we know that Jesus is our friend, can we say that we are His friend? Do we listen to Him? Or do we only want Him to listen to us? Do we want to […]

6/9/21 STAYING CLOSE TO GODLY FRIENDS HELPS US TO STAY CLOSE TO GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Comfort each other and edify one another.”  I Thessalonians 5:11 In his first epistle, Peter was writing to believers who needed one another because they were suffering for their faith. When life gets difficult and we get frazzled, staying close to our Christian friends will help us get through.  Staying close to godly friends helps us to […]

4/7/21 A TRUE FRIEND IS A GIFT FROM GOD

by Barry Lovett

“We give thanks to the god and father of our lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.”  Colossians 1:3 The letters of the apostle Paul overflow with affection and gratitude for his friends.  Any friendship can be a gift from God. But nothing runs deeper than the relationships of those who share a bond in Christ.  In fact, Jesus […]

6/18/20 FAIR-WEATHER FRIENDS ARE USELESS IN A STORMY WORLD

by Barry Lovett

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17. God is our ultimate Friend and Companion, and He will never abandon us.  And because we have been made in is likeness, we should be to others the kind of friend who stays by their side when the going gets tough.  Lord, […]

5/27/20 CORRECTION FROM A LOYAL FRIEND CAN HELP US CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

by Barry Lovett

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend.”  Proverbs 27:6. Loyal friends will correct one another even when it’s painful and disruptive to relationships to do so.  It’s one of the ways we show love and help one another to grow stronger.  It takes grace to give godly correction; it takes greater grace to receive it.  Growth in grace sometimes […]