Remarkable Relationships: Awesome Friends

February 14, 2021   /   Christ Church on Harvard

                                            Remarkable Relationships:   Awesome Friends

                                                    Matthew 7:12


God has created you for relationships.

Why You need awesome friends:

       1  for growth 

      2  for support

             Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 (NIV)
      3  for better    

               Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16 (TLB)
      4  for social

      5  to reach your  

Where & How do You find awesome friends?

        Where:   You can find awesome friends in of places

        How:    Jesus’ golden rule

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 (NIV)

Golden rules of friendship:

      1  Invest the

  Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4 (NIV)
      2  Earn their

       3 with empathy

                  “be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” James 1:19 (NIV)
       4 Accept their

                       Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 (NIV)
       5 wins & losses

                  Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15 (NIV)
       6 Bring out the

                           A truly good friend will openly correct you.  You can trust a friend who corrects you,  Prov 27:5-6 (CEV)

  Jesus summed it up well:    your neighbor as yourself” 

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