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In Christ there is growth in Christlikeness, power in prayer, obedience to God's commands, love for others, and friendship with God.
God created people to be in relationship with Him and other people. Life is better and easier when shared with others.
Today we discussed the fact that we were not meant to be alone, we were meant for community. The Old and New Testaments give clear examples of how we were supposed to do life together in deep, meaningful relationships.
Gideon was Israel's Judge, a man used by God to rescue the nation from the Midianite people. Still, he was a man with serious character problems. Unlike David, Gideon lacked a "Gospel Friend" who could help him navigate the pathways of his heart.
Each spouse is invited by God into his mission for their partners life, we look at what this means.
Week Three of our David Series. We will be exploring what it means to be a good friend today. We will look at 5 character traits that make up a good friend and land on one point: "As nice as it is to HAVE a Jonathan in our life, its far more rewarding to BE a Jonathan for someone else."
Do we really have friends or people that we are friendly with? What does the bible say about biblical friendship? How do we know if we actually have true friends? These questions are answered by looking at David and Jonathan's unique friendship and Jesus' teaching about divine friendship in John 15.
In contrast to David’s troubled relationship with Saul, his friendship with Jonathan is a picture of loyalty and trust. While David is learning that Saul cannot be trusted, he also finds that Jonathan can. Their friendship lets us know that there are human relationships that can contribute to our growth, our security and our safety. We need faithful friends!
This is the first in a series of lessons in humanity from the life of David. In this sermon, we recognize David's relationship with Jonathon as a type of our relationship with Christ; always receiving with nothing to give in return except to pay it forward.