It is ridiculous when you see it so starkly portrayed. Imagine if Paul had let his confidence in who he was in Christ wax and wane with the public opinion about him? And yet, that is exactly what I am tempted to do, and what many of us struggle with as well. In our hyperconnected but very casually related world of relationships, many of us give permission to people who don’t know us well, don’t love us well, and don’t have insight into who we really are, determine so much of how we feel about ourselves. It is insane.
How much of professional Christian life is geared so that we spend more time complaining about sinners than we spend in genuine compassionate friendship and relationship?
The topic of friendship seems to be one that is underdeveloped and understood in theological circles. We looked at one of the world's greatest friendships in this sermon. I hope the notes from the message serve you well. the-life-of-david-part-3-friendship-or-fear
Sermons can be a powerful device, but they can be quickly forgotten even if they were impactful on the day. We distribute small group notes for each message at BBC and that helps a lot, but people often ask me for my sermon outline. As a result, I will upload PDF’s of my outlines whenever... Continue Reading →