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Be Deep-spirited Friends

Be Deep-spirited Friends

The Christian way of doing things is the opposite of what the world things is successful. We don’t use our elbows to get ahead. And we don’t sweet talk our way to the top. Instead, we are called to love others as we love ourselves. And love does not give us permission to selfishness. Instead, it urges us to become deep-spirited friends. Wesley Hill writes “God never meant us to be purely spiritual creatures. That is why He uses material…

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Friends with Jesus

Friends with Jesus

Friendship is a beautiful thing. Having a close friend is a real blessing, don’t you think? One of those things that makes life better for sure. But being friends with Jesus is even better! How come? It is divine! I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. (John 15:15, NLT) What does being friends with Jesus mean? It means…

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Spiritual Friendship

Spiritual Friendship

Do you have spiritual friends? Do you have at least one friend that shares your beliefs? If you are alone on your way to heaven, you’re in high risk of becoming spiritually barren. Yes, we are meant to grow together. We are a body of Christ. We are a family of God. There is no children without siblings in God’s family. Even Jesus cultivated spiritual friendships and showed us what it is to love your friends.  This is my commandment:…

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Friends with Jesus

Friends with Jesus

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Finland as Friends’ Day. In some ways I think it captures the heart of Valentine’s Day even better when it does not exclude all but romantic love. And having friends is one of the best things in life, don’t you think? So worth of celebrating. But just think what it would be like to be friends with Jesus? And the best news is that’s exactly what Jesus wants to be with us. You are My…

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