Sometimes people beat themselves up about their friendships. Why is that? Some medical studies report that fewer friends lead to higher stress and shorter life. There is value to having friends over the long term. That’s no surprise to most of us. You might wonder if you have enough friends. In this message, we will look at the importance of stretcher-bearer friends.
You may think that nobody cares about you. You may feel that nobody wants to be in relationship with you. You might even feel lonely in the midst of a crowd. We need connections. We need companionship. Even God said it was not good for Adam to be alone. So what spiritual resources are available so we don’t feel alone? Where might we find community and friendship?
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on August 27, 2017 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg