Spiritual Friendship

We read in the book of Samuel (18:1) that, “The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David.” Sadly, as American Christians we have bought the lie society has fed us that other things are more important in life than this. A lie that says, “Jonathan would have been smarter to let his friendship with David go so he could ascend to the throne.” And so we break off friendships for the smallest of things. We put the pursuit of wealth, power, and comfort far above even the thought of pursuing deep, meaningful friendship with others.

Did you know one of the best predictors for not finishing well as a person … is isolation as a way of life? If you want to finish well, if you want to have a lasting impact on our world, if you want to really make a difference, you will do whatever it takes to develop deep, meaningful friendships in the family of God.

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Spiritual Friendship

We read in the book of Samuel (18:1) that, “The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David.” Sadly, as American Christians we have bought the lie society has fed us that other things are more important in life than this. A lie that says, “Jonathan would have been smarter to let his friendship with David go so he could ascend to the throne.” And so we break off friendships for the smallest of things. We put the pursuit of wealth, power, and comfort far above even the thought of pursuing deep, meaningful friendship with others.

Did you know one of the best predictors for not finishing well as a person … is isolation as a way of life? If you want to finish well, if you want to have a lasting impact on our world, if you want to really make a difference, you will do whatever it takes to develop deep, meaningful friendships in the family of God.

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Finding Rest

Experts say we have a sleep debt bigger than the national debt. An estimated 24,000 people die every year in car accidents caused by sleep deprivation and fatigue. Studies have found that people who don’t get enough rest show a similar reaction time to people who are legally drunk.

Not getting enough rest makes life very hard. It is hard to be patient when you’re tired. It’s hard to be compassionate when you’re tired. It’s hard to follow Jesus when you are tired. Half a century ago, pastor Vance Havner said, “Never have I preached to so many tired people as now.” Did you know that Jesus got tired too? He got worn down. And today He wants to show us how to rest. He knows how tired we are. And He is inviting us to lay our heavy burden down and find rest.

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Finding Rest

Experts say we have a sleep debt bigger than the national debt. An estimated 24,000 people die every year in car accidents caused by sleep deprivation and fatigue. Studies have found that people who don’t get enough rest show a similar reaction time to people who are legally drunk.

Not getting enough rest makes life very hard. It is hard to be patient when you’re tired. It’s hard to be compassionate when you’re tired. It’s hard to follow Jesus when you are tired. Half a century ago, pastor Vance Havner said, “Never have I preached to so many tired people as now.” Did you know that Jesus got tired too? He got worn down. And today He wants to show us how to rest. He knows how tired we are. And He is inviting us to lay our heavy burden down and find rest.

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