10 Tweets

Here's last weekend's sermon in 10 Tweets: "Friends" (1 Samuel 18:1-4; 20:1-4, 40-42; 23:15-18; 2 Samuel 1:25-26) in The David Story: Finding Strength in God (1 Samuel) Boys around a campfire by the water.

1/ Woodley: God doesn’t deliver David from the battle; instead, he sends a friend into the heat of the battle…his name is Jonathan.

2/ Jonathan helped David "find strength in God" (1 Sam 23:16)

3/ Eugene Peterson: Friendship is a much underestimated aspect of spirituality. It’s every bit as significant as prayer and fasting.

4/ Spiritual friends model wholehearted devotion to God.

5/ Long before Jonathan ever seeks out David,  he helps Jon recover from what may have been the darkest period of his life

6/ Spiritual friends willingly sacrifice for each other. What’s good for David is good for him because so deeply united in their friendship.

7/ Spiritual friends let each other in. They share their fears and their feelings.

8/ The David that faced Goliath alone and confidently is shaken by Saul’s murder attempts.

9/ Alone? Either you don't realize you're in a battle or you're not fighting God's way.

10/ No longer do I call you servants…I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. (Jesus)