Colossians 3:11-15 (NLT) …Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Proverbs 18:24 (HCSB) A man with many friends may be harmed, but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.
John 15:15-16 (NIV) “I have called you friends…You didn’t choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit.”
Proverbs 14:26 (TEV) Reverence for the LORD gives confidence and security to a man and his family.
Matthew 7:12 (MSG) “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.”
Proverbs 27:6 (NRSV) Well meant are the wounds a friend inflicts, but profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
1 Corinthians 13:7 (TLB) If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.
Proverbs 27:10 (NIV) Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother’s house when disaster strikes you – better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
3 John 14-15 (TEV) “I hope to see you soon…All your friends send greetings. Greet all our friends personally.”
See Paul’s list of friends in Romans 16!
Luke 22:28 (NJB) “You are the men who have stood by me faithfully in my trials.”
A born teacher, Steve combines a depth of insight with unchanging biblical truths to provide messages that are both engaging & life changing. Married to Jean, his bride of 35 years, and the father of three adult children, Steve enjoys early mornings on his porch in study, time with family & friends at the coast, and playing Bluegrass music on his guitar.
NorthPointe Community Church
Meets every Sunday
8:00am 9:30am 11:15am 5:30pm
Wednesdays at 6:30pm