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This  is a word from Chaplain Timothy Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday Study Ministries:

The Treasure of Friendship

I have been blessed with many wonderful people who have crossed my path and out of these a few have become life-long friends. In our culture today, friendship has become much too casual. Even among those of us who call ourselves Christians, the idea of commitment and wanting the best for the other person has almost vanished. The Bible runs counter to these cultural norms, however, so please look with me and see what it has to say:

 

God called Abraham His friend in James 2:23. Jonathan made a covenant with David to affirm their love and friendship. (1 Samuel 18:3). Jesus elevated friendship to its highest plane when He said, "No one has greater love (no one has shown stronger affection) than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends” (John 15:13, Amplified).

 

If you are fortunate (blessed) enough to have a true friend, try and think of what is best for them. Laying down our lives can be done in small ways everyday by putting others first. So if God has blessed you in this way, don’t take those blessings for granted but hold them with an open, thankful hand.

You can join a discussion/prayer/Bible study with Pastor Timothy on the telephone each week on Thursday evenings at 6 PM Arizona time for his Bible study, by dialing 1.218.936.7979 (US) and entering access code number 139535.

You can also telephone Pastor Timothy at 602-652-2179.  Leave a message and he will get back to you.

Contact me:
Pastor Timothy Howard Burdick
www.mynvm.org

Friday Study Ministries
www.FridayStudy.org
www.FirstChurchOnTheNet.org

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