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Topic: Friendship

Hard Truth

How to Tell Your Friend the Hard Truth

One of my best friends is like a great French roast coffee: He’s super bold. In love, he gives people the truth, confronts sin, and speaks the gospel with no reservations, even to people he’s just met. Like the Apostle Paul, he doesn’t shrink back from declaring anything that is […]

When a Friend’s Joy Is Your Sorrow

Romans 12:15 tells us to “rejoice with those who rejoice” and “weep with those who weep.” Obeying this command is listed as a mark of true faith, one that demonstrates care for Christian brothers and sisters. Indeed, the ability to empathize in each other’s joys and sorrows is key to […]

Key Connections

Key Connections (March 22, 2017)

8 Prayers You Should Regularly Pray for Your Pastor (Stephen Altrogge, The Blazing Center) Pastoral ministry is a business unlike any other. It is a dangerous business. A sacred business. A business where the souls of people are at stake. Should I Give Up Something for Lent? (Denise Loock, Unlocking the Bible) […]

Key Connections

Key Connections (February 8, 2017)

Do I Really Need To Suffer? (Tim Challies, Challies dot Com) Should I hope for pain or even seek out suffering if I want to continue to grow up in the Lord? A Prayer For When Your Faith Feels Weak (Caitlin Williams, Unlocking the Bible) Sometimes my faith feels too small…when that happens, […]

Key Connections

Key Connections (September 21, 2016)

4 Questions Parents Should Ask of Extracurricular Activities (Cameron Cole, The Gospel Coalition) Is it wrong to play on Sunday? Are we offering a poor Christian witness if we miss games and practices for religious events? Is the grandparent’s anniversary party more important than the playoff soccer game? Is the Bible […]

Christian friendship

12 Characteristics of Christian Friendship

Some friendships start because of a shared interest. Others grow from proximity or common life circumstances. Friendships can be based on many things. But there is something uniquely special about a Christian friendship. A Christian friendship is based upon a shared devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This spiritual […]