Fully human, Jesus (in his 100% humanity) needed support from friends He could trust. On the evening before Jesus was crucified, Luke records Jesus' transparency, saying to his disciples, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover meal with you before I suffer." Later, during the meal, Jesus looked at them and said, "You are … Continue reading A Band of Brothers
For 30 years, I've been sharing my story with teenagers of how "a boy who grew up in a violent, alcoholic home wound up serving the Lord in full-time, vocational ministry." The story always includes the following: 1. A friend of mine invited me to go to church with him. 2. The people at his … Continue reading All He Did Was Invite Me to Church
EVERY PARENT should read this. And then have your teenaged child read it. Although, most teens will say, "It's not that bad," I side with the author. It is that bad, writes psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow. (Just ask the teen to give up all social media for an extended period of time and watch their … Continue reading You’re a Star! The Movie is “Facebook”. Your role is the Loser.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the [one] who falls and has no one to help him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, nlt) Solomon was a lonely man with few friends when he wrote the verses cited … Continue reading You’ve Got a Friend in Me