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Friendship With God

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Lesson

We were created for community, but our sin has produced alienation. By his Spirit, Christ is restoring our intimacy with God and others.

Outline

Friendship With God
 

A. We are not alone: "He is there and he is not silent" (Francis Schaeffer)

B. Created for relationship

C. Challenges to relationship

1. The inward curve of the sinful self (2 Tim 3:2)

2. Western individualism

3. Busyness

D. Knowing God's true character

1. The importance of knowing

2. Overcoming defective father images

E. Belonging to God (Rom 8:16)

F. The nature of the relationship

1. Keeping company with God (Gal 5:25)

2. Friendship with God (John 15:15)

G. Speaking and listening

H. Sufficiency of this relationship

I. God must be first

J. An atmosphere of reciprocal delight

K. Some helpful guides: Bernard of Clairvaux, A.W. Tozer and John Piper

L. Summary

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