Posts Tagged ‘friends’
How do I deal with a friend who claims to be a Christian but doesn’t live like one?
Question: Hello! First thank you for creating this website. I’ve used the articles here to help answer some questions throughout the years. I’ve been a doctrinally sound Christian for years and live every day for the Lord. Being a servant to the truth has been a challenge (no surprise there) but especially in regard to…Read More
How Jesus Dealt with His Friends
by Steve Goff A true friend is not easily found. A trustworthy advocate who consistently manifests affection for us and who honestly seeks our best interest without ulterior motive is rare in this life. But one such friend available to all men is Jesus Christ. In temptation, we can find no greater comfort than from…Read More
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https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Friends.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 119:57-64 I. You can tell much about a person by the friends he keeps A. “Wait a minute! I’m my own person!” B. Perhaps, but outside our family, our friends hold a strong influence in our lives C. You can’t choose your family, but the people you choose to be your…Read More
How to Ruin Your Influence
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/How-to-Ruin-Your-Influence.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 14:34-35 I. Your reputation, your ability to influence others is valuable A. Ecclesiastes 7:1 – Better than expensive perfume B. Proverbs 22:1 – Better than great wealth C. Christians are expected to influence the world – Matthew 5:13-16 D. But if we ruin our ability to influence others, what good are we?…Read More
Exactly Who is Influencing Who?
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Exactly-Who-Is-Influencing-Who.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Chronicles 13:4-12 I. Most Americans tend to have an independent streak. A. We would like to think that we think for ourselves. B. As Christians, we aim to influence those around to do good. C. But influence is not a one-way street. II. Our thoughts are shaped by many things A. Parents 1. Seth…Read More
What Is This Thing Called Love?
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/What-Is-this-Thing-Called-Love.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Song of Solomon 8:6-7 I. We use the word “love” freely today. Perhaps too freely. A. I love to have another piece of cake. B. Mama loves her baby. C. He fell in love with her at first sight. D. He loved her through fifty yeas of marriage. E. I love my country. II. The…Read More
He Who Sows Discord Among Brethren
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/HeWhoSowsDiscordAmongBrethren.mp3 Text: Proverbs 6:16-19 I. Some people are not satisfied with the way things are. A. They want people to change, but they go about it the wrong way. B. They are missing any love for their brethren II. Gossiping and Talebearing A. Talking about other people. B. People who engage in it have too much time on their hands…Read More
What does the Bible teach about soul mates?
Question: Good evening, I’m trying to understand what the Bible teaches on the matter of “soul mates.” Could you offer some guidance? A coworker of mine asked me today if I believe in soul mates. She’s been married before and divorced for what I understand are unscriptural reasons. She is now dating a man she…Read More
When I see my old friends from before I became a Christian, it is hard to be around them because of what they talk about
Question: I’m 21, and I have some friends from high school. We grew up together, and I love them as friends. Like many, I recognized God as my Lord in word, but not in deed (living a sinful lifestyle). Last year, with the grace of our Lord, I changed. I’m turning in the right direction,…Read More