Weaving Friendships – 1 Corinthians 11
“While erotic love can be depicted by two people looking at each other, friendship can be depicted as two people standing side by side looking at the same object and being stirred and entranced by it together.”
– CS Lewis
“I see who God is making you and it excites me. I want to be a part of that. I want to be a partner with you and God in the journey you are taking to His throne. And when you get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, ‘I always knew you could be like this, I got a glimpse of it on Earth, but now, look at you!'”
– Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage
Our mini-series about how are marriages are mirrors of the Gospel continued this week. John walked us through the core idea that our marriages must be built on more than just physical attraction or erotic love, but they must be the relationship in which we are the most constant and transparent. Marriages must be based on a friendship that is weaved together over hours of time together. John also took the first few minutes of the message to press us into being better friends outside of our marriages. Friends that are willing to be intentional about weaving our lives together – across cultures, ethnicities, and socio-economics. The Church was designed to break down these barriers and we have a unique opportunity to live this out and change our town.
If you would like to begin a conversation about following Jesus or would like to talk more about how your story and the Gospel connect, we would love to hear from you. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them here.