Resources on Friendship

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Topical Study on Friendship Christian friendship is cross-shaped and Christ-directed. As such, it is not simply a casual, low-commitment relationship between two people who happen to share common interests. Rather, it is an arena in which God's people embody the self-giving love of their Savior and move one another towards more abundant life in... Friendship Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/friendship/ Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Friendship , Hope , Love Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg This prayer praises God's presence in others and the hope we hold in friendship. Friendship's Role in Coming to Know as We Are Known Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/61819.pdf Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Friendship , Spiritual Growth , Discipleship Source: The Christian Reflection Project This Sunday School lesson/study guide explores the role of true friendship in our spiritual growth and discipleship. Friendship Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2007/06/04/friendship/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Friendship , Love Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Stephen Freeman uses John 15:12-15 and personal stories to reflect on friendship. Friendship with the Beloved Disciple as Type in a Theology of Friendship Commentary/Exegesis by Jonathan Sammut https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/friendship-with-the-beloved-disciple-as-type-in-a-theology-of-friendship/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jonathan Sammut Topics: Friendship , John , Unity , Discipleship Source: Church Life Journal This third article on friendship in the Gospel of John notes the highest form of friendship is becoming incorporated into God and one with Christ, which inspires unity and joyful discipleship in the Christian community. Friendship with the Holy Spirit Article by Brandono Dahm http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/244018.pdf Article by Brandono Dahm Topics: Pentecost , Holy Spirit , Relationship , God Source: The Christian Reflection Project "The marvel of God making us friends is given practical contours through the gifts of the Spirit which are interpersonal dispositions that allow us to relate to God." An article on friendship with the Holy Spirit. Friendship with the World is a Bad Bargain - A Commentary on James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Sermon Illustration by Margaret Aymer https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-25-2/commentary-on-james-313-18-41-3-7-8-3 Sermon Illustration by Margaret Aymer Topics: Leadership , Wisdom , Community , God's Will Source: Working Preacher Christians live between two worlds. For as long as we live on earth, our lives, our mission, and our aim is to follow Christ above all things. Friendship with the world is a bad bargain. Friendship with God is the Basis for All Friendships Commentary/Exegesis by Jonathan Sammut https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/friendship-with-god-is-the-basis-for-all-friendships/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jonathan Sammut Topics: Friendship , John , Lazarus , John the Baptist Source: Church Life Journal In this second article in a three part series on the theme of friendship in the Gospel of John, Jonathan Sammut examines the friendship Jesus shares with John the Baptist and the family of Lazarus. The Problem with “Friendship Evangelism” Article by Karina Kreminski https://www.missioalliance.org/problem-friendship-evangelism/ Article by Karina Kreminski Topics: Friendship , Evangelism , Gospel , Relationship Source: Missio Alliance Friendship evangelism conveys that the agenda is a conversation and if this does not occur, the friendship is discarded. Karina Kreminski shares the problem with friendship evangelism and how we should understand the gospel and evangelism.... Friendship's Role in Coming to Know as We Are Known Article by Caroline J Simon http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/61120.pdf Article by Caroline J Simon Topics: Friendship , Knowledge , Relationship Source: The Christian Reflection Project An article on friendship: "From a Christian point of view, a true friend's endorsement of one's own self-conception does not stem just from personal loyalty; it must be based on insight into one's true self..." Holy Friendships Article by Dan Roloff https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/holy-friendships Article by Dan Roloff Topics: Friendship , Relationship , Family , Community Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling A reflection by Dan Roloff, based on John 15:12-17. Roloff recounts various lessons and encounters that have taught him the value of friendship and the way our faith should motivate all of our relationships. Friendship Salvation Audio/Video by Juan Hernandez Pico http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/friendship-salvation Audio/Video by Juan Hernandez Pico Topics: Friendship , Trust , Resurrection , Salvation Source: The Work of the People "Friendship, for me, is the most important incarnation of trust." Juan Hernandez Pico, who was a friend and collaborator of Archbishop Oscar Romero, talks about friendship as the sign of resurrection. Holy Friendships Sermon (Complete) by Christi O Brown https://www.faithandleadership.com/christi-o-brown-holy-friendships Sermon (Complete) by Christi O Brown Topics: Friendship , Forbearance Source: Faith and Leadership Christi O. Brown in Spartanburg, South Carolina reflects on the deep friendships that enable us to embody the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ together in this sermon from Philippians 4:1-9. Full Text Hymns on Friendship Friendship with JesusPD
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Philanthropy, Hospitality, and Friendship Article by Joshua W Jipp http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/239232.pdf Article by Joshua W Jipp Topics: Friendship , Generosity , Hospitality , Paul Source: The Christian Reflection Project Acts 27-28 teaches the Church past and present to "seek ways in which [we] might receive, learn, and experience the gifts from others who are not part of [our] friendship-kinship network." An article on Paul's journey.... Holy Friendship Sermon (Complete) by Ellen F Davis https://www.faithandleadership.com/ellen-f-davis-holy-friendship Sermon (Complete) by Ellen F Davis Topics: Friendship , God's Will , Elisha , Elijah (Biblical prophet) Source: Faith and Leadership In this sermon on 2 Kings 2:1-12, Ellen F. Davis says the story of Elijah and Elisha illustrates the way in which holy friendship addresses the basic human need to draw close to God. Intimate Friendship with the Lord Devotional by John Doyle https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/384/en Devotional by John Doyle Topics: Friendship , Love , Jesus , Charity Source: ePriest This devotional on John 15:9-17 focuses on the depths of Jesus' love, the demands of friendship, and the badge of love. Love for another is the logical result of being loved by the Lord. Praying into Divine Friendship Sermon (Complete) by Timothy J Calvert http://torch.op.org/torch/praying-into-divine-friendship Sermon (Complete) by Timothy J Calvert Topics: Friendship , Prayer Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In this sermon on Genesis 18:20-32 and Luke 11:1-13, Timothy Calvert teaches that prayer is not about putting God to work for us, but being drawn beyond ourselves into friendship with God. Moving Beyond Friendly to Friendship Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/61815.pdf Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Friendship , Discipleship , Spiritual Growth Source: The Christian Reflection Project This is an adult Sunday School lesson/study guide about friendship. It explores the nature of true friendship and its role in Christian discipleship. Liturgical elements and study questions included. Christian Friendships Audio/Video by Abbot Tryphon https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/morningoffering/2018/07/christian-friendships-2/ Audio/Video by Abbot Tryphon Topics: Friendship , Spirituality Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Abbot Tryphon discusses the necessity of Christian friendships. On Friendship Audio/Video by Erin Dufault-Hunter https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/erin-dufault-hunter-on-friendship/ Audio/Video by Erin Dufault-Hunter Topics: Friendship , Ethics , Integration , Conversation Source: Fuller Studio in this short video, Erin Dufault-Hunter argues that friendship, especially friendship with people who are different from her, plays a vital role in learning new perspectives and staying emotionally grounded. To Be Befriended: A Meditation on Friendship and the Disabled Sermon Illustration by Stanley Hauerwas https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/to-be-befriended-a-meditation-on-friendship-and-the-disabled/ Sermon Illustration by Stanley Hauerwas Topics: Friendship , Differing Abilities , Gift , Fear Source: Church Life Journal In this article, Stanley Hauerwas challenges the assumption that people who carry the label of intellectual disability are not capable of giving friendship. Included examples can be used as illustrations.