Drawing Near to God | The Church and Christian Fellowship

“Drawing Near to God” Part 4 “The Church and Christian Fellowship”

Heb. 10:24-25 – NLT

Acts 2:42 – NLT

*Our relationships with others will affect our relationship with God

1 Cor. 15:33 – NLT

What I don’t want in a “best friend”

1. I don’t want a best friend that can’t pray for me

2. I don’t want a best friend that influences me to violate my convictions

3. I don’t want a best friend that does not share my values

Prov. 27:17 – NLT

2 Cor. 6:14-15 – NLT

Steps to find and maintain Christian friendships:

1. Don’t look for perfection but look for sincerity and adherence to scripture

2. Be a part of “big church” and “small church” (Acts 2:46)

3. Don’t let fear of your weaknesses keep you from church or fellowship

4. Don’t let offenses or disappointments cause you to separate from church or friends

5. Don’t let the “busyness” of life keep you from church or Christian fellowship

Mark 4:18-19 – NLT