Asking For A Friend: How to Make A Friend

1 Samuel 18:1-3 “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.”
Last week we looked at the importance of friendship. Research shows that people with good friends tend to have better health, are more fulfilled, and live longer. So how does one gain a friend? In 1 Samuel 18 we see a number of great principles on building a great fr
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Go For It!

Philippians 3:8  “I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.”

 

A number of years ago I went cliff jumping with a couple of friends.  To be clear they had done this before and it was my first time!  I remember walking up to edge of the cliff, looking over, and stepping back.  I did this a number of times until eventually I decided to “go for it!”  What a rush. 

 

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See It!

Hebrews 11:1  “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

I usually do it every time I step onto a tee box.  After taking a couple of practice swings, I look down the fairway and visualize the ball soaring through the sky as it heads to the perfect spot to land.  This vision gives me a guide in my mind to aim for and confidence sometimes to hit a shot that is far above my skill level! 

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Attitude is Everything

Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.”
 
Have you witnessed a person who is under the influence? If so, you may have suspected the individual in mind was just a little off or not themselves completely. In Galatians 5 the apostle Paul challenges us to serve one another “under the influence.” The “influence” of the Holy Spirit and when we do it changes our attitude! We serve with a gr
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