We are Better Together: Nurture Friendships

by Pastor Alton Trimble

Daily Word for Sunday, July 12, 2015

Nurture Friendship - DW2

This step, in being a PARTNER with God to bring people into His Family, requires more effort and love. It takes time to build and nurture friendships.

The Bible says in Romans 12:16, “Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!”

People are looking for real friends; you don’t have to go looking for them, they are all around. They include the people in your normal daily flow or in your contact list.

Ask yourself, “Who’s in my life?” Those are the people. They aren’t in your life by accident. God put them there!

Invite them to your house for a ‘no agenda’ time of just fun, just hanging out, watching sports, talking or sharing some common interests. Much of Christ’s ministry was at parties.

One requirement to be a Pastor/Church Leader, according to I Timothy 3:2b, is that you must enjoy having guests in your house.

The Bible says in II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

We have nothing to fear, not even fear itself!

Your action step is to bring a friend to church. Over 34 million people in America are waiting to be asked, according to a Gallup Poll.

Think of a friend, a neighbor or a coworker you care about and plan to spend the day together with that person.

Start with church and afterward have lunch or dinner together. While you are eating, your Heavenly Father will be smiling.

Peace and blessings!

 

 

Materials used for 40 Days of Connecting Campaign included Saddleback Resources – “40 Days of Community”

2 thoughts on “We are Better Together: Nurture Friendships

  1. Michael

    Amen.
    God has blessed many of us with food and shelter, and we often have plenty to share with friends. its easy to invite our friends from church, but we must include friends outside of our circle as well. I pray that God opens our hearts and our generousity to share with friends.

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  2. I invited someone to church for 4 years straight and one day she called and asked me for the address! Never give up on people and allow them to see the light of God that’s in you and you will draw them to the Father. I will continue to be a “Agent of Change” while allowing the grace of God to be operative in my life.

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