friendship

Three Men and a Savior (Acts 9:22-28)

Three Men and a Savior (Acts 9:22-28)

Jesus creates unlikely friendships. He was the reason these men were enemies. And then He became the reason they were friends. We examine the relationships between Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark to see what we learn about Christian friendship, especially what it is capable of enduring.

The Song of Solomon and Jesus

The Song of Solomon and Jesus

As part of our series of examining how each Bible book points us to Jesus, we look at the overall message of Song of Solomon and its connections to God’s redemptive work through Jesus, even redemption of marital love and intimacy.

Friendship Under Fire (1 Samuel 18:1-5)

Friendship Under Fire (1 Samuel 18:1-5)

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." What effect do adverse situations have on friendship? If we read Job, we may conclude that crisis just drives friends to turn on each other under stress. But could a crisis actually solidify friendship and reveal its true meaning. We explore David and Jonathan and the principles of their covenant friendship.

A Bruised Reed and a Smoking Wick (Isaiah 42:1-4)

A Bruised Reed and a Smoking Wick (Isaiah 42:1-4)

In anticipation of the mission of Jesus the Messiah, Isaiah describes the gentle care for people who are compared to bruised reeds and smoking wicks. We explore the meaning of these metaphors and how they relate to our mission to all people - even the fragile ones.

Dreaming Big, Starting Small (Acts 1:1-8)

Dreaming Big, Starting Small (Acts 1:1-8)

Being the salt and light of the world...bringing godly influence into the world...requires big thinking...and small thinking. We explore this theme biblically.