Friendship: it’s one of the simplest of human relationships in comparison to marriage or family relationships, yet it’s one of the least understood and practiced. For all of our progress in making connections through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, people are consistently experiencing loneliness and growing disenchanted with the whole notion of friendship.
Could it be that our understanding of friendship has been more informed by pop culture and social media, and less informed by the vision of friendship offered in Scripture? Is it possible that friendship exists for a greater purpose than merely our enjoyment and comfort? Does real friendship involve more than just hanging out on a weekend, participating in a book club, or hitting the golf course together?
Broader and deeper than simple fellowship, biblical friendship is first and foremost about a relationship with Jesus Christ. As you are brought into friendship and relationship with the Father, Jesus Christ calls you a friend! It is out of this friendship that our human friendships find their beginning and their purpose.
Join pastor and author Jonathan Holmes for dinner and a talk on Friday, April 21 as he discusses principles from his recent book, The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship. Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm in The Venue. Cost is $10.00 per person.
1. Register online.
2. Pick up a form from any information center and return it with payment to the church office.
About the Speaker:
Jonathan Holmes joined the Parkside team in October 2008 as the campus pastor at Parkside Church Green. He oversees Men's & Women’s ministry, Young Marrieds’ & Families at Green and the Counseling & Marriage ministries at both campuses. Jonathan graduated with degrees in Biblical Counseling and History from The Master’s College and has a master's degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Jonathan and his wife, Jennifer, are parents of four daughters, Ava, Riley, Ruby, and Emma. Jonathan enjoys traveling, reading, politics and spending time with his wife. One book Jonathan recommends to all is Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp.