Sermons about friendship
Many of us yearn for the joy that comes from lifelong friendship. But what are the characteristics of a true friend? In this selection of sermons, Alistair Begg explains the qualities that characterize divine friendship and refers us to the perfect friend and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The nature of friendship with Jesus (John 15: 9-17) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
While almost everyone longs for friendship, we may never experience one that lasts a lifetime – at least not on earth. In John 15, however, Jesus revealed what a deep, lasting and life-changing friendship with him looks like. As Alistair Begg explains, the relationship with Christ for the believer includes intimacy, obedience and the endless joy that his great love brings. Even better, if we experience love from Christ, the same love can be extended to others.
The Friendship Factor – Part One (Colossians 4: 10-14) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
In the last greetings from the Colossians, we look into the heart of the apostle Paul. Alistair Begg shows us Paul's great ability to love others by eagerly sharing his ministry with them and gratefully responding to those who have helped him. Paul's companions differed in their backgrounds and personalities, but each played a crucial role in spreading the gospel. We can be happy that God uses both our shortcomings and our strengths to support each other in the work of his kingdom. Listen to the second part
True Friendship (Proverbs 18: 22-24) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
What distinguishes true friendship? How do we choose close, personal relationships that strengthen our devotion to God as opposed to relationships that cause our devotion to stall? Alistair Begg takes us through the biblical qualities of a true friend. Loyalty, honesty, persistence and sensitivity are essential elements of a true friendship and are embodied in the person of Jesus Christ.
Friendship (Proverbs 18: 10-24) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
What qualities make someone a really good friend? The author of the sayings identifies loyalty, honesty and sensitivity as three characteristics of genuine, divine friendship. In this message, Alistair Begg describes each of these attributes and explains how they are perfectly embodied in the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as we take great care in the selection and care of our closest friends, we must prioritize our friendship with Jesus, who is consistent, eternal, and trustworthy.
What is your legacy (2 Timothy 4: 1-8) – Listen to Download MP3 | Buy CD ($ 1.25)
As we get older, sobering thoughts about the shortness of life and the certainty of death ask us how we will be remembered. Surprisingly, those who leave the greatest legacy are often not notable or prominent personalities, but friendly and humble servants who lived to God's glory. Alistair Begg examines the legacies of men and women who have been either helpful or destructive to Paul's ministry, and exhorts us to live so that we are missed and future generations are blessed.