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Couple in Nature

God Our Friend

Podcast Discussion Notes

 

God desires friendship

1. Is the idea that God wants to be your friend new to you?

2. What are some attributes that are important to you in a close friend?

 

"The closest friends of Jesus picked Him back" from podcast

 

John 15:13-15 English Standard Version

Friendship with God = fully living

3. Do you put limits on yourself because of past mistakes, your position in life, your view of yourself?

"God is way ahead, He's way behind, and He's right in the middle" from podcast

John 15:13-15 The Passion Translation

4. What are some concerns or fears that you have about turning over your future to God?

God feels what you feel

John 11:35 - Jesus Wept

"The shortest verse of the Bible are two powerful words that line up with the friendship of God" from podcast

 

Proverbs 18:24 ESV

Psalm 27:10 CEV

5. Knowing that God will stick by you, even when others won't. Does that encourage you to pursue Him more? Does it make it easier to trust Him with your life?

Other Verses to look up:

Exodus 33:11, James 2:23, Proverbs 20:6, Proverbs 27:9, 1 John 4:21, Job 6:14, Proverbs 27: 17, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Ephesians 4:12, Luke 6:31, Romans 12:10, Hebrews 10:24-25

Challenge

Friendship takes action. This week, go out of your way to be the kind of friend you want others to be to you.

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