Tag: friendship

  • Why Mary of Bethany is My New Spiritual Hero

    I imagine you are familiar with the phrase “heroes of faith.” People like Moses, Abraham, Daniel, Paul, Barnabas, John, and—of course—Jesus often come to mind when discussing this phrase. Within the past couple of months, I have gained a new spiritual hero—Mary of Bethany. For most of 2013, our house church was studying the New Testament…

  • How to Balance Reverence and Friendship in Your Relationship with GOD

    In recent posts, I’ve been discussing the importance of confession in our relationships with GOD and fellow Christians. When discussing our relationship with GOD, one of the aspects that I think doesn’t get discussed enough is the balance between reverential respect and close friendship. I can absolutely see why it may be difficult for us…

  • How to be Open with GOD (3 Keys to a Good Relationship with GOD)

    In the post entitled “Why It’s Important to Confess Sin (Practicing Real, Authentic Confession),” I discussed the importance of confessing our sins to GOD. Confession is really a form of agreeing with GOD. It’s saying to Him, “You know what I did. I sinned by ____ . I need your forgiveness. Please forgive me Father.”…

  • Church Notes: Friendship with GOD

    These are my notes from our 7/3/2011 church meeting. Leader: Raymond Harris Assignment Let’s study together, “My friendship with God.” How do I develop my friendship with God? Define the word, “friend” as used in the scriptures. Let’s spend some time meditating and studying seriously about this subject. Find as many scriptures as you can.…