This is the fourth part in the Bible study series: How to Be God’s Friend. Friendship implies a relationship that is intimate and trusting. Friends have influence over one another and hold each other accountable for their actions. They respect and accept each other. In our next study in "How to Be God's Friend" we'll examine these traits in the example of a family in the Book of John. We'll notice that Martha served, Mary anointed Jesus' feet and Lazarus died. Join us as we discover how their friendship with Jesus intersects our lives.
2 Thessalonians 2:16 -May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 -Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.
King David was “a man after God’s Own heart”, a man of great faith and obedience and conversely a man who made terrible mistakes. Through it all, he was a man God could work with because of his "heart." Wednesday night we'll look at some of the high points and low points of David's life and see why he is a friend of God. The lessons from his life can help each of us in our daily relationship with God.
I had a great story that I was just about tell you that someone else told me. But I won't. Why not? The story sounded good. I was moved by it. It had a great point. But after trying to verify the facts of a public event, I found that the real story was a lot different than what others said about the same event. It didn't check out. The person may have been just passing on a narrative that someone else told him. However, I'm not going to repeat something that I'm not sure is accurate.
Any retelling of the life of Jesus Christ falls far short of doing it justice. If you're not familiar with the facts of Jesus' life and ministry, this study will be an introduction that hopefully will whet your appetite to want to learn more.
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