NASHVILLE (BP) — This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
This week’s Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies For Life curriculum.
Bible Passage: 1 Samuel 18:1-4
Discussion Question: What have you enjoyed most about your friendships over the years?
Food for Thought:
These days, when you ask, “How many friends do you have?” people often start calculating the number of Facebook friends, Twitter or Instagram followers, or contacts in their phones. In our fast-food, microwave, disposable world, it’s all too easy to pass through life with lots of acquaintances and scores of connections, but few, if any close friends. Ironically, many people feel lonely and isolated, even while being surrounded by masses of people.
A better question to ask is: How many close, personal friendships do you have?
In this second session of the study “Real Relationships,” we will study an incredibly deep friendship in the Book of 1 Samuel. As we look at the relationship between Jonathan and David, we will discover how we can develop true friendships that last.
Bible Studies for Life
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