Friend Me (2 of 8) by Jeff Strite

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Friend Me (2 of 8)
Series: Facebook Morality
Jeff Strite
Luke 6:43-49

OPEN: I read about a woman who telephoned a friend and asked how she was feeling,
"Terrible," came the reply over the wire, "my head's splitting and my back and legs are killing me. The house is a mess, and the kids are simply driving me crazy."
Very sympathetically the caller said, "Listen, go and lie down, I'll come over right away and cook lunch for you, clean up the house, and take care of the children while you get some rest. By the way, how is your husband Sam?"
"Sam?" the complaining housewife grasped. "My husband's name isn't Sam."
"Oh dear," exclaimed the first woman, "I must have dialed the wrong number."
There was a long pause. "Does that mean you're not coming over?"

That housewife had hoped she'd found a friend.
Someone who would be there in her need.

Friendship is a powerful thing.
Growing up, I remember how important it was for me to have "friends". I didn't have many friends, but the ones I had I cherished deeply.

According to one study I read recently:
People 25 or younger listed friends as their most critical social network; church ranked 5th. By contrast, adults over 25 ranked church as their key social group, followed by their work relationships.

Friendship is a powerful thing.
And the Bible agrees:
• "A friend loves at all times..." Proverbs 17:17
• "… There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24
• "Wounds from a friend can be trusted..." Proverbs 27:6
• "Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father..." Proverbs 27:10

Friendship is powerful thing.
That's why it is no surprise that one of the most popular features on Facebook is "friendship"

Just for the sake of those - who don't what Facebook is - it's THE most popular social get together place on the internet. There are 400 million users (if they had their own country it would the 3rd largest nation in world).

Facebook is a place where people c ...


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