Is real friendship too risky? We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat to the safety of our small, self-made digital worlds. Tragically, even the church can become a place that reinforces this isolation. Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Pastor and teacher Scott Sauls invites Christians to see the breadth of Christ’s love toward people we often avoid. In this 6-session series, Scott outlines principles for befriending those around us with the love of Jesus.
Yes, it’s true: Real friendship is costly. Love does make us vulnerable. But without risk, our lives will remain impoverished. Learn what it means to be a good friend in an age of judgment, isolation, and fear.
A step-by-step Leader's Guide to accompany The Book of Ephesians series (10-pack license)
Scott Sauls is the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, Scott was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Timothy Keller. He has also planted churches in Kansas City and St. Louis, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership retreats, and to university students. He’s the author of Jesus Outside the Lines, Befriend, and From Weakness to Strength. Scott lives in Nashville with his wife, Patti, and two daughters.