FINDING INTIMACY IN AN IMPERSONAL WORLD
SERMON #4 THREE KEYS TO FINDING TRUE FRIENDSHIP
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Question: I wonder how many of you have someone you count as a
friend--I mean a real friend? Someone you:
Have great confidence in
Hang out with
Can be yourself around
Can always count on--no matter what?
Most of us have a lot of acquaintances--and maybe some of these
might be close enough to us that we would call them friends.
But I suspect
most of us have very few people (maybe 1,2,3,5) who are really
mates.ö I mean really close, intimate companions.
And many of us would have to admit we donÆt have anyone like
Note: I think it is a fair assessment to say that men are
probably less likely to have this kind
of deep, close, abiding friendship with someone than women are.
Most men are simply
not built with the emotional equipment and social skills
necessary for that kind of
And yet--I suspect all of us long--really long and hunger--for
of friend. We want and need someone we can call a true friend!
One of the fabulous benefits of being born-again is that we are
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