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Building A Christian Community Of Friends Mastermind On Eight Friendships Found In the Bible

The Quality Disciple Leadership Institute (QDLI)

Building A Christian Community Of Friends Mastermind On Eight Friendships Found In the Bible

MayMester And JuneSummerStudies 2020

What you'll get:

  • Building A Christian Community of Friends Mastermind on OT Friendships
  • Building A Christian Community of Friends Mastermind on NT Friendships
  • Or for an ever greater value, you can bundle both courses and save $30.00!

MayMester: Each new lesson is available by Monday night by 8:00EST on May 4, 11, 18, 25--2020

Building A Christian Community of Friends Mastermind on OT Friendships

In this course, you are given biblical examples of friendship. Four practical lessons are given in order to help instruct the course participant to study and reflect upon the friendship between Abraham and God (a friendship that impacted future generations), between Moses and God (a friendship that liberated God’s people from slavery to freedom to worship Him), between David and God (a friendship that endured heartbreak and failure), and between David and Jonathan (a friendship that transcended obstacles).

Class participation fee: $30.00 / PDF download for the course book $10.00 (***Sign up for both courses and receive the OT and NT course books for FREE!)

JuneSummerStudies: On Zoom / Monday night from 8:00EST to 9:00 / June 1, 8, 15, 22

Building A Christian Community of Friends Mastermind on NT Friendships

In this course, you are given biblical examples of friendship. Four practical lessons are given in order to help instruct the course participant to study and reflect upon the friendship between Paul and Timothy (A Friendship That Passed On The Message Of The Gospel), Between Peter And Jesus (A Friendship That Accepted A Man As He Was), Between Jesus And His Disciples (A Friendship That Is Based Upon Obedience), and Between Jesus And His Bride (A Friendship That Will Last Through Eternity).

Class participation fee: $30.00 / PDF download for the course book $10.00 (***Sign up for both courses and receive the OT and NT course books for FREE!)

 

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Why now? Why have a course that is focused upon friendship? This is certainly a topic that has been addressed in a wide array of venues by authors more accomplished, more insightful than I. What led me to write Building A Christian Community Of Friends? I could share with you several obvious reasons:

  • The topic of friendship is most interesting.
  • Friendship is something that every person desires and needs.

All of this is true, but the reason I wrote this course was to present the whole concept of friendship in the context of how to build a Christian community of friends. As I have met with a variety of people over the years and have studied the Bible, I have come to discover some significant truths concerning Christian friendship:

  1. Biblical friendship is an art—it does not come naturally as some would assume. It is something that must be learned.
  2. There needs to be wisdom in the pursuit of building authentic relationships.
  3. There is great potential for experiencing meaningful Christian friendships. On the other hand, the process of building relationships is fraught with dangerous snares of unmet expectations and heartbreak.
  4. Trust is huge.
  5. Each friendship has its own unique blessings and special challenges.
  6. Christian friendship is God’s design for building a sense of community, of building up the Body of Christ, in the local church.
  7. God’s way of building community is not through the formation of trendy “clicks.” God’s way is through the drawing together of diverse believers to form a spiritual bond of friendship.

 

By no means is this study an exhaustive exposition on the topic of Christian friendship. There are others who have accomplished much more than I and I applaud them. It has been my task and great privilege to meet with God as I studied the Scriptures. It has been my joy to have sensed the Lord’s presence and blessing as I learned from His Word. It is my earnest desire that you, the reader, will learn for yourself the importance of Building A Christian Community Of Friends.

Course Syllabus

Please Note: Building A Christian Community Of Friends is a thorough study of the Bible and what God says concerning Biblical friendship. There are some parts of this course and book that may prove to be too lengthy for some readers. Remember, the goal for study is not to see how much you can read, but to learn as much as you can—study at your own pace, as the Lord leads you.

The reader will readily discover the unique layout of this course:

At the beginning of each lesson is a notable quote and a key Scripture reference.

Each lesson includes a useful Illustrative Introduction to set up the thrust of the idea being conveyed.

A Lesson Outline is provided in order to give a quick overview of what is to come.

Each lesson is unpacked with Key Points detailed in outline form with plenty of practical, easy to understand commentary.

Within each lesson is a section we are calling “Apply This Truth: An Exercise In Friendship.” This is the “doing” part of the lesson where the reader is encouraged to put into action what he or she has learned and feels God’s leading to do.

Practical questions, “Things To Ponder,” are interspersed throughout each lesson. The reader will receive the full benefit of the material if sufficient time is spent pondering what is being read.

Some lessons include opportunities for the reader to write his or her own Personal Application of significant portions of Scripture. This exercise is a great learning tool in how to develop one’s devotional life. This exercise should never be rushed but done in such a way where a person can “listen” to what God is saying to them from His Word.

The Bible is filled with examples of friendship between men and God and between men and men. In this study, we are going to learn about these unique friendships and how they apply to us.

Sample Outline

LESSON #1: “THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN PAUL AND TIMOTHY—A FRIENDSHIP THAT PASSED ON THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL THROUGH MENTORING”

  1. The Bible Record
  2. The Qualities That Made This Friendship Special
  3. The Unique Challenges This Friendship Faced
  4. The Practical Lessons From This Friendship That I Can Apply To My Life
  5. An Exercise In Friendship
  6. Final Questions To Ponder
  7. Conclusion