Keys to Godly Relationships: Friendship


Are you a “faithful” friend or an “unfaithful” friend? Pastor “Mac” discusses how to be a friend, just like Jesus is a friend to you and everyone else in the world. Jesus took all of our sins because he loved us. He is the friend that loves all time.

John 15: 20: Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

Keys to Being a Friend
  1. Friendship is based on The Word. God knew both David and Jonathan loved the Lord God. God knew that what they did was based on what the Lord would have them do. They gave each other their word to follow God and do what He would have them to do.

  2. Selflessness. Jonathan took off his robe and gave it to David. This signifies that he was giving everything Jonathan had to David because he was faithful to God and David’s friendship. David was aware that Soul was trying to kill him, but David was faithful to Jonathan to not kill Soul even through he had opportunity to do so. He was faithful.

  3. Generational. It was a friendship to grow past the two of them, but it is to extend to their descendants for generations.

A true friendship will have ups and downs, but it will survive those twists and turns. Jesus is our friend. We are part of His family.

Message: "Keys to Godly Relationships: Friendship"

Today's Scriptures: "1 Samuel 19: 1-5"

Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan had taken a great liking to David and warned him. "My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be on your guard tomorrow morning: go into hiding and stay there. I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are. I'll speak to him about you and will tell you what I find out."

Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him. "Let not the king do wrong to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly. He took his life in his hands when he killed the Phillistine. The Lord won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?"

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Our Savior Lutheran Church is located in Cabot, Arkansas. We are a small church with a lot of love to give and to share with those that want to receive it. If you are a visitor to the church you will be hugged by Pastor “Mac”. Just say “Hi.” to the friendly people within the church.