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Friends Are Friends Forever (36 of 36)
We're going to look at the last four verses of the entire book of Ephesians. We've had in our study of the book of Ephesians, maybe 34-38 messages. Now, we come to these closing words.
Do you have a friend? Maybe you have a number of acquaintances, but do you have a friend? You may have several casual friends-a number of people you would put into the category of your casual friends. But do you really have one or two or three, true-blue friends?
Do some names come to your mind right now? I wonder if there are some individuals you could call off and they are indeed true friends. They are friends to you like no one else could be. Someone said, ''A friend is someone who knows everything about you but likes you anyhow.'' Somebody else said, ''A friend is someone who walks in when everybody else walks out.''
I hope you have a friend. The Bible says that if we would have friends, we must show ourselves friendly. I hope you have experienced having a wonderful, special friend-or two or three friends.
We are coming to the closing words of the Apostle Paul. In these words he will talk to us a little bit about a special friend. But we are coming now after a long, long journey to these last concluding words that are very personal in nature as Paul talks about his friend and gives his farewell.
I don't know about you, but having studied this book now for almost a year, I have come to the conclusion-what a book! What a book is the wonderful book of Ephesians. I am so glad the Holy Spirit inspired the Apostle Paul to write that in Scripture and has placed it in your Bible and in my Bible. The book of Ephesians which begins by telling us our wealth in the Lord Jesus. It continues by talking about our walk in the Lord. Then he gives us that great section that talks about our warfare against principalities and powers. Now he comes to wrap up the book and he is going to tal ...
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