June 2016


This issue will explore a variety of ways in which our faith can shape our friendships.

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by Karen M. Leet

6 Great Things about Having Jesus as a Forever Friend

Friends are great! But sometimes friends let us down or disappoint us, even without meaning to do it. more

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About the June 2016 issue

June 2016—Friends

True friends are one of God’s great gifts. Yet making and keeping friends can be difficult at times. How do we choose friends? What qualities are and aren’t important in friends? What does it mean to be a faithful friend? How do friends hold each other accountable? What happens when friends disagree? How do we welcome new friends while remaining loyal to longtime friends? Do we have the courage to stick by a friend when others are making fun of him/her? How do we hold firm to our own beliefs and at the same time be open to friendships with those whose beliefs are different? This issue explores a variety of ways in which our faith can shape our friendships.


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A Litany of Friendship

Let someone read Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.

Leader: Friends are a very important part of our lives.

All: Friends are a gift from God. more

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5 Ways to Learn Patience

By Karen Leet

Want patience, like, right now? Here are some ways to become more patient. But don’t try to rush it. Be patient with yourself while you build your patience skills! more

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Where in God’s World?

Fascinating Facts about Nepal

The oldest country in Southeast Asia, tiny Nepal is sandwiched between two huge countries—India and China—yet maintains its own distinct culture. more

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Fruit of the Spirit

Let someone read these words from Galatians 5:22-23: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

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