Friendship is one of the deepest pleasures in life. But in our busy, fast-paced, mobile world, it is striking that loneliness runs rampant. Even in the church, true friendship can be hard to come by. Instead, we often settle for shallow acquaintances based on little more than similar tastes or shared interests. Through this seven-part sermon series we will consider what God says about our need for true friendship, what that should look like, and how to pursue it.
“When we reflect on our lives, they are measured not by our incomes or good works, but by our relationships – by our friendships. This is true for everyone.” – Ed Welch
“Friendship is the most important-least talked about relationship in the church.” – Kevin DeYoung
“To the ancients, friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves; the crown of life and the school of virtue. The modern world, in comparison, ignores it.” – C.S. Lewis
“This world is full of sorrow because it is full of sin. It is a dark place. It is a lonely place. It is a disappointing place. The brightest sunbeam in it is a friend. Friendship halves our troubles and doubles our joys. – J.C. Ryle