Sun, May 08, 2022
Family comprise many of the first and last people we see and engage with in this life. They bookend our earthly existence, shaping our identity and values. This does not mean family life is without problems. We have all experienced (and caused) deep hurts in family life. And yet, family bonds persist. Thus, we must learn to be friendly with family.
Sun, May 01, 2022
Duration: 38 mins 36 secs
A spiritual companion comes along side of us in our discipleship to Jesus. They may serve a formal role (e.g., spiritual director) or informal one (e.g., spiritual friend), but in either case they help us hear from God and locate him in our lives. A spiritual director directs, attends, and prays with us. A spiritual friend loves, listens, and discerns with us. Spiritual companions find Jesus in their friendships; we need such friends.
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
Friendships are good. Some friendships are better than others. And, of course, there are best friends. Not everyone has one. Not everyone can be one. But we can all work toward better friendships. This sermon will look at Jesus's relationship with his disciples and principles of friendship he demonstrated with his inner circle of three (Peter, James, and John). Moreover, it will warn against threats to friendship. In the end, the message will push you toward better friendships.
Sun, Apr 17, 2022
Duration: 38 mins 33 secs
The world is full of unlikely friendships. Cats and dogs get along. Buckeye fans marry Michigan fans. Rivaling siblings make peace over their shared animosity toward a step-parent. These unlikely friendships can turn enemies into allies. God did the same thing. He looked past our rebel hearts and reconciled us to himself through his Son Jesus. Jesus calls his followers his friends. This friendship is worth knowing and growing in.