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All articles & reviews tagged with friendship

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January 2022
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THINKING IT THROUGH: Christian friendship: A gift from God

One of my dearest friends has departed from this world. You will read elsewhere in ET an appreciation of Alec Taylor. Alec was an older man than myself and we lived several hours’ drive apart. But over recent years, we chatted over the phone almost every week. I know that he prayed for me…

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November 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The blessing of ‘No Men’

I still recall as a small boy learning in Sunday school about Rehoboam’s great folly. Perhaps you remember the history. Solomon had died and his son Rehoboam became king. The people of Israel came to him and asked that he lighten the burden that Solomon had placed on them. At that point, Rehoboam had…

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Reviews > Book

Friendship: A Classic Guide to Finding, Restoring, and Building Lasting Friendships

Here is a book, written over 100 years ago, that defines the nature of true friendship and describes how we should nurture and treasure this God-given blessing. Advice is given on how to choose your friends and keep them. Human friendships have their limits, and only God can fully satisfy the hungry hearts of…

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November 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jesus, my friend

John Stocker’s hymn, ‘Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song’, is a simple yet profound testimony to a believer’s experience of the grace of God in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The fourth verse includes the phrase, ‘Jesus, my friend’. If ever a few words contained deep truth, these…

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