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“Finding Friendship”

SPEAKER: Troy Champ

We chase money with relentless drive, but what about friendship? We chase success and recognition and romance, but what about friendship? We should surround ourselves with people who are quick to affirm, quick to forgive, people who pick us up when we’re down, who reminds us how much they love us and how much God loves us.  Do you have anyone in your life like that? It’s one thing to find a friend who makes you laugh, it’s another to find a friend who helps you find strength in God. Cultivate, cherish, and celebrate the spiritual friendship in your life. Love works, if you work at it.


Cultivate spiritual friendship in your life. Rarely do people stumble on true spiritual friendship. Life is too busy and complex. You usually need to work to find fellowship so try something different.

Join a small group.

Lead a small group. or email

Be a spiritual friend.

Thank God for your spiritual friend(s). Thank your spiritual friend for being a spiritual friend!


Book Recommendations:
“Community is Messy” by Heather Zemple

“Safe People” by Cloud & Townsend

“ A Fellowship of Differents” by Scot McKnight

Philemon 6 – I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.

Primary text: Philemon 6
Other texts in this message: 1 Samuel 22 & 23, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, Psalm 142:4, Psalm 25:16, Hebrews 10:25, Hebrews 3:13


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What a Beautiful Name Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood



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