In the Bible, we see the importance of friends for human flourishing, the selfless attitude our friendships should have, the importance of having close friends, and the importance of truth telling and reconciliation in our friendships.
Today we are starting a new series called Connect: Finding True Community. We live in time of increasing isolation and self-dependence, yet God created us to connect with others and live in true-community.
We have a connection problem in our culture today
- Genesis 2:18 NLT
- Proverbs 18:24 NIV
- Genesis 3:8-10
If you want to develop close friends, you have to do life together
- Luke 5:1-11 NLT
- Proverbs 27:9
Friendship Requires Sacrifice
- John 15:13 NIV
- Proverbs 17:17 NLT