ANCHOR POINTE Audio Burst with Skip Orem

Transcript Audio Burst FRIENDSHIP with Skip Orem

(00:00) Skip Orem

. Let’s talk just briefly about the importance of friendship in keeping you healthy and improving your quality of life. Friendship or lack of friendships can have a big influence on your health and your overall wellbeing. Friends that can help you celebrate good times and and provide support in bad times,

I hope everybody, you are doing everything you can to strengthen the friendships that you have and continuing to grow your circle of France. Friends can help you so much and increasing your sense of belonging and purpose, reducing stress, and in helping you cope with bad things that might happen to you and everybody, because faith is the first and foremost element and the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model. I hope you’ll also consider Jesus as a very close friend. In John 1415, Jesus says, I no longer call you servants. And he goes on to say, instead, I have called you friends. And then this amazing earlier verse, John 1513, greater love has no one than this to lay down one’s life. For one’s friends Jesus lay down his life. He suffered on the cross for all of us, we need Jesus as our friend. He offers us so much. Irish poet Joseph MK Scriven wrote these beautiful and true words. What a friend we have in Jesus all our sins and griefs to bear. And what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. Oh, what peace we often forfeit. Oh, what needless pain we bear

All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged? Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrow share? Jesus knows our every weakness. Take it to the Lord in prayer. If you’ve not yet accepted Jesus as your friend, won’t you do that today? Walk into any church and tell the first person you see. Tell them you want Jesus to be your friend. You’ll put a smile on their face, perhaps make a new Fran and they will introduce you to JESUS