Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Friendships in the Church By Allison A.

Friendships in the Church

By Allison A.

Hi everyone! I am going to talk about friendships today. You probably have friends at school, at a sport, etc. But having friends in the church is very important because they can help you grow in your faith. These types of friends are the ones who challenge you to be a better person and to make changes in your character.

An example of this in the Bible is with David and Nathan in 1 Samuel 12:1-13. Nathan pretty much explains to David that he had been sinful, and in verse 13, and David admits, "I have sinned against the LORD." We should all have friends that will tell us what we need to hear, even if we don't like it. If we have open minds and are humble, then we can work on changing, turning from our sin!

Also, we can do the reverse: help friends with their own sin. For example, if you see them gossiping, you could quietly tell them that that is not what Jesus would do. Remember that the point is not to be like "gotcha!" if you see them in sin; no one is perfect, after all. The point is to help them with their sin and relationship with God. If we build up relationships like this, we can grow spiritually!


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