Tag Archive: Friendship

Friendship and Why Your Friends Need You

-A new command I give you- Love one (1)

“And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four men. And being unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying. And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.”  Mark 2: 3-5

In Mark 1:40-45 Jesus filled with compassion, touched the leper and he was healed.  In Mark 2, Jesus returns to Capernaum. Jesus meets many at a house. Can you imagine the excitement to hear Jesus speak, to be touched, to see his penetrating eyes?

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The Ministry of Invitation

The Ministry of Invitation

Every Friendship starts with an invitation

It feels good to be invited to something, doesn’t it?  Invitations speak of a level of inclusion and acceptance that warms our heart.  Remember how important invitations were when you were growing up? Life’s greatest joys and trials often revolved around being included and invited.

Remember?

Don’t wait to be invited.

Invitations can be easy to overlook in the midst of our over-croweded schedules.  We forget how powerful an invitation can be to encourage, include, initiate, develop and deepen relationships.

How many of us hope for others to invite us, yet we neglect to invite as well?

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