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September 27, 2015 - Being a Friend - I Samuel 17:55 – 18:3

posted Sep 28, 2015, 12:15 PM by Grant Garber
  • We are all looking for a friend.
  • We know more about the longing for friendships than the experience of it.
  • The real reason we don’t have friends is we don’t know how to receive them.
  • We don’t actually “make” friends.  We “receive” them as a grace from God.
  • Saul wanted desperately to absorb David.  That is how many of us approach friendships and what makes us actually repel them.
  • The best friends don’t need to have friends – but they choose to.  That’s because the secret to having friends is to first be self-sufficient before God.  Only then are you free to give love to another.
  • Friendship is one of the most underrated means of exercising spirituality.
  • We are yearning not just for a friend but for a fuller understanding of the love of God. 
  • In every friendship there comes a day for saying good-bye.  Friendships, like all of God’s gifts, have to be held with open hands.
Pastor Jim Spon | I Samuel 17:55 – 18:3