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Donna Oswalt
Christian blogger, author, Co-Founder of Mangrove Ministries
Christian blogger, author, Co-Founder of Mangrove Ministries
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Sacrifice for Friendship ~ Series on Friendship
With Jesus' help, let us continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by proclaiming the glory of His name.  Hebrews 13:15  NLT Frequently  sacrifice  is mentioned in the Old Testament, usually relating to offerings at the Temple for atonement and thank...

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Faithful Friendship - Series on Friendship
"No one has greater love [no one shows stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends."   J ohn 15:13 AMP Among the ancient Greeks, according to Biblical scholar Luke Timothy Johnson, "friendship was among the most discussed, an...

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An Unlikely Friendship ~ Series on Friendship
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double minded.   James 4:8  NASB  In the book entitled  Unlikely Friendships  by Jennifer Holland, writer for National Geographic magazine, there are nea...

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Perfect Friendship Revealed ~ Series on Friendship
"...I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you."  John 15:15b ESV   I n the upper room, the disciples sit in the presence of Jesus, holy and good; at the same time, they experience an extraordinary intimacy....

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Pray For Your Friends - Part 2 ~ Series on Friendship
Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves lon...

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Pray For Your Friends - Part 1 ~Series on Friendship
[Jesus said] "I'm praying not only for [the disciples] but also for those who will believe in Me because of them and their witness about Me. The goal is for all of them to become one  heart and mind - Just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, so that the...

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Divine Unity ~ Series on Friendship
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.     2 Corinthians 13:14  ESV The early church gave priority to fellowship ( Acts 2:42 ) along with teaching and prayer. Fellowship within a communi...

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For Friendship's Sake ~ Series on Friendship
Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" . . . "Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness of God?"  2 Samuel 9 One of the most familiar stories of ...

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Friend to Friend ~ Series on Friendship
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.   Proverbs 27:17  NLT (unknown photographer) The sharing of the Holy Spirit lays at the root of Christian friendship. Mutuality involving encouragement, good counsel and accountability remain essential c...

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Jesus-Centered Friendship ~ Series on Friendship
So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Hi...
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