Friendships

Lesson 5

Lesson 5

Empathy helps us to connect. When Jesus saw the dead body of Lazarus, he wept with Mary and Martha (John 11:32-37). He was ‘deeply moved’ by their grief. Authentic friendship is about sharing the journey with people: weeping when they weep, laughing when they laugh…

Lesson 4

Lesson 4

Love is an active verb. In Proverbs 17:17 we learn that a friend loves at all times. Friendship is about choosing to forgive and to love when we don’t necessarily feel like it. Peter denied Jesus 3 times and yet he was the friend chosen to build his church after his…

 

Lesson 3

Lesson 3

Listening is a great gift. How many of us are ‘quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry?’ (James 1:19) When we really take the time to listen- we offer an incredible gift. Jesus commended Mary for listening to him whilst rebuking her sister Martha for…

 

Lesson 2

Lesson 2

Sharing bread is a great way to bond. Jesus took time to eat and commune with his close friends and family. Spending time over a meal or coffee allows us to share, to laugh, to cry and to build memories together. It is something we can’t replicate with…

Lesson 1

Lesson 1

There’s a limit to how many friends we can nurture. Jesus had 12 disciples and a few other close friends. Interestingly, according to some psychologists, 12-15 is the approximate number of close relationships we can maintain at any one time. That’s because being…

 

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Friendships Friendship or friendships is about encouraging, supporting and caring for each other and learning from each other. It is enjoying each others company, living life together and realising that we are stronger and better together than we are on our own. True…