Celebrating Friendship Audio Download

God's Intended Role for Friends in Our Lives

by Andy Stanley

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      A friendship is a relationship characterized by enjoyment, acceptance, and mutual concern. Our friends influence, and sometimes determine, the direction and quality of our lives. This 6-part series offers insight on God's intended role for friends in our lives, how to be a good friend, and how to know when a "true friend" isn't a true friend. DOWNLOAD ONLY

      Part 1 - You Definitely Got a Friend (Andy Stanley)

      The standard for friendships needs to be genuine concern, not just enjoyment and acceptance. A true friend is willing to sacrifice the friendship for the friend’s best interest. John 15:12

      Part 2 - The Foundation of Friendship (Andy Stanley)

      Self-centeredness paves the way to isolation and loneliness. An attitude of humility creates a mutual concern between friends. We need to place a value on people around us as more important than ourselves and begin treating them as such. Philippians 2:3-4

      Part 3 - The Power of Friendship (Andy Stanley)

      There is a dynamic about friendships that says that our friends will always influence, and possibly determine, the direction and quality of our lives. The question is, will we do what we need to do so that this principle works for us rather than against us. Our goal needs to be to surround and invite into our lives men and women who are moving in the direction we ultimately want to go. Proverbs 13:20

      Part 4 - Looks Can Be Deceiving (Andy Stanley)

      There are people who look and act like friends, but they are not what they appear to be. Our enemies can set us back, but counterfeit friends have the potential to ruin our lives. This message shares how to evaluate our friendships and how to handle the counterfeits. Proverbs 27:6

      Part 5 - Stepping Back...Stepping Away (Andy Stanley)

      If our relationship and time spent with a friend generally results in real temptation to compromise our standards and convictions, it is time to pull away from the friendship. When we compromise our beliefs for the friendship we take ourselves out of the position of ultimate influence for the right things and lose our capacity to be the kind of friend God has called us to be. Matthew 4:8-10

      Part 6 - The Odd Couple (Andy Stanley)

      We can learn a lot from David and Jonathan’s friendship in the Bible. Jonathan surrendered to God’s choice of David over himself as king and pursued a friendship with him. Our challenge is to ask ourselves the question, “In light of my circumstances, how should I respond to God’s sovereign choice for me now?” 1 Samuel 18:1-41, 1 Samuel 20:30-31