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08.18.19 | Friendology, Week 3


“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them. You see, love is never stationary. It moves with people.” Bob Goff 


Friendology extends grace to those outside the normal religious boundaries, regardless of what those who claim faith may say or think.  

Luke 19:1-7

Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

| IDEA |

Diverse friendships put the love of Jesus into action  

Colossians 4:5-6

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be 

| IDEA |

Jesus let his reputation do the talking. He simply put himself in the right place with the right people. 

Luke 19:8-9

But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything,I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.”

| IDEA |

Jesus knew the mission and lived it. The mission is about others. 

Luke 19:10

10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

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1) Stop by the Connections Table in the lobby after service and a volunteer will get a member of our pastoral staff to come and talk.


2) Fill out a Connection Card during service, drop it off in the buckets during service or at the Connections Table in the lobby and someone will contact you this week.


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| Bible Reading Plan |

How do we begin down the road toward embracing friendship? A great way to start is to see what God has to say about friendship and putting it into practice. Check out this 7-Day Bible Reading Plan on how to see the true nature of friendships and the encouragement they provide.