Tag Archives: Friendship

The Grace of Friendship

Rather than implying that friends are a luxury, the Bible declares the opposite, as we’ll see. Friends are not a luxury but a necessity. They are not optional but vital. God, in his mercy, does not save us in isolation … Continue reading

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Good Books, Good Friends, Good Promises, Great Savior

I was so honored to receive these commentaries yesterday from a dear friend, whose grandfather was a faithful preacher of God’s Word here West Tennessee for a number of years. There are some real gems here: the American Commentary Series, … Continue reading

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Friendship at the Hour of Death

One man from church history whose life repeatedly demonstrates the fruits of Christian friendship is the great Baptist pastor-theologian Andrew Fuller. I have been reading his Memoir this week, and have arrived at the final chapter of his life. Writing … Continue reading

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Friendship: Rare, Life-Giving

My friend, Dr. Ray Van Neste, recently commented on and posted a great selection of quotes about friendship between men from Stephen Ambrose’s book Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals. Friendship is an important, but neglected topic today. Here’ what … Continue reading

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“He had a mind formed for friendship.”

Here is a wonderful tribute paid to Oliver Hart by his friend and ministerial protege, Richard Furman, in a funeral sermon titled Rewards of Grace Conferred on Christ’s Faithful People: “He possessed in large measure the moral and social virtues, and … Continue reading

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Being a friend like The Friend

“We are to join our friends in their blessedness as well as in their afflictions. One of the particular comforts we have, by virtue of our Savior’s priestly intercession for us, is that He is able to be touched with … Continue reading

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Practical Thoughts on Friendship

I am enjoying reading a slim book called Face to Face: Meditations on Hospitality and Friendship by a pastor named Steve Wilkins. I am still in the “friendship” section, and have benefitted from the clear, wise, Biblical counsel found there. … Continue reading

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