Flourishing Relationships – With Friends

 
 Friendship
 

Summary

Friendship is a key ingredient for a godly, flourishing life. You cannot mature as a human being without deep friendship. And yet modern life is geared towards loneliness. The Bible has much to say about friendship. Why can't we find and keep friends? What makes a quality friend? Who should I not be friends with? Listen in and be encouraged to work towards good friends.

Text

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.”
(John 15:12–17 ESV)