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Fear-Proof Friendship
Theme of the Week: Get Real: The Key to Genuine Friendship
Friday, May 23, 2014

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Key Bible Verse: Dear friends, let's love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God. (1 John 4:7, CEB)

Dig Deeper: 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

The word transparency basically means "nothing hidden." In a transparent friendship everything is clear and out in the open. Of course, for that to happen there must be unquestionable trust and unwavering confidence ...

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Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father, impress upon me the need to have genuine friendships with a few trustworthy Christian guys. Show me how to relate to them man-to-man in ways that foster honesty, build community, and promote personal growth.

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Curt Schleicher

May 23, 2014  8:43am

i agree with Anthony on this one. i've found the more transparent i am with men, the more apt they are to share their real issues with me. That's what we try to promote in our small groups at church. It works. Little by little, bit by bit, inch by inch! We're becoming prayer warriors for each other. Thanks for this topic on friendship transparency! Kudos to whomever is responsible for its selection. Have a great day in the Lord!

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ANTHONY Swaggerty

May 23, 2014  6:13am

Wow! This word speaks to me. The words put it into context as I see it now. I can use this word to bring light to something that was missing in a situation of mine. Thanks again M.O.I. I pray for your continued use in and around the world, I will do my part and share Godly characteristics in what I learn in my daily walk. Thanks for charging the encouraging words daily. Anthony

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