“The best friends are those who imitate our Lord Jesus in looking out for the interests, needs, and concerns of others. Such have been delivered from the bondage of self-obsession; they are free to live in self-forgetfulness, full of Christ’s grace, delighting to be servants of others.” —Sinclair Ferguson
- Timothy (v.19-24)
- Epaphroditus (v.25-30)
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” —Jim Elliot
- Identify specific Christ-like qualities that you see in particular people’s lives in our church.
- Encourage someone in your family and/or in the church where you see these Christ-like qualities and describe how they have helped you grow in your faith.
- Pray for one another in the church to grow and persevere in the faith.