Friending  (A three week sermon series February 17-March 3, 2019)

Friending is a relatively new term in our culture. It refers to the act of requesting someone to be your friend on Facebook. But the art of making a friend and being a friend is as old as time. Recent research suggests that the average American has only 2 close friends. Furthermore, ¼ of Americans report having no close friends at all. What kind of effect does this have on us as individuals and as communities? What can the church do in response to this? This sermon series will emphasize the importance of developing close relationships with others inside (and outside) the life of church, with an emphasis on participation in small groups.

February 17

Theme: Friends have our best interest in mind

Scripture: Proverbs 13:20 / Acts 9:19b-31 (Paul and Barnabas)

February 24

Theme: Friends challenge us to do better

Scripture: Proverbs 27:5-6 / Acts 15:36-41 (Paul and Mark)

March 3

Theme: Friends help us in times of need

Scripture: Proverbs 17:17 / Acts 16:16-28 (Paul and Silas)