Never Alone: Finding Friendship in Christ

"Never Alone: Finding Friendship in Christ"


Today I want to address a feeling that many of us have experienced at some point in our lives—feeling alone. It is a painful emotion that can lead to despair and isolation. But the good news is that as believers in Christ, we are never truly alone. Throughout Scripture, we find examples of individuals who faced loneliness and discovered the power of companionship. Let us explore their stories and discover the eternal friendship we can have in Jesus Christ.

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I. Friendship Is Something That Should Be Cherished (Proverbs 27:10)

In Proverbs 27:10, the Bible reminds us of the importance of cherishing our friendships. True friends are a rare and precious treasure, providing comfort and encouragement in times of need. We are called to honor and appreciate these God-given relationships, valuing the genuine connections we share.

II. A Good Friendship Is Something That Is Unchangeable (Proverbs 17:17)

Proverbs 17:17 emphasizes the steadfastness of a good friendship - it is unchangeable, enduring through the ups and downs of life. True friends stand by each other in times of difficulty and celebration, offering unwavering support and loyalty. Such friendships are a reflection of God's faithfulness to us, and they bless our lives immeasurably.

III. A Friendship Can Be Profitable (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 speaks of the benefits of having a friend. In times of labor, sorrow, or need, a true friend can be a source of strength and encouragement. Together, friends can overcome challenges, lift each other's burdens, and celebrate one another's successes. A profitable friendship yields a bountiful harvest of joy and growth in both individuals' lives.

IV. Loneliness in the Journey:

Moses: A Friend in God's Presence:

Moses, chosen by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, experienced moments of isolation and solitude. Yet, in those times, he found solace and companionship in the presence of God. As we walk through our own desert seasons, we must remember that God is with us, ready to be our faithful friend.

Jesus: The Ultimate Companion:

Even Jesus, the Son of God, experienced loneliness during His earthly ministry. In His darkest hour, He longed for the company and support of His disciples. Yet, despite their abandonment, Jesus demonstrated the greatest act of love by laying down His life for His friends (John 15:13). He understands our feelings of isolation and offers us His unconditional friendship.

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V. Friendship with Christ:

Our Identity as Friends of Jesus:

Jesus declared that we are His friends if we obey His commandments (John 15:14). By accepting His sacrifice and following His teachings, we enter into a personal relationship with Him. As friends of Jesus, we have the privilege of experiencing His love, guidance, and constant presence.

Choosing the Right Friends:

Proverbs reminds us that the righteous should carefully choose their friends, for the companions we surround ourselves with can either lead us astray or strengthen our faith (Proverbs 12:26). We should seek friendships that align with God's principles and support our spiritual growth.

A Friend Closer than a Brother:

Proverbs 18:24 reminds us that there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Jesus Christ is that friend—the one who never leaves nor forsakes us. In times of loneliness, He is there, extending His loving hand to comfort, guide, and walk with us through every season of life.

Jesus Christ Tells Us of the Supreme Friendship (John 15:13)

In John 15:13, Jesus describes the essence of His friendship - one characterized by sacrificial love. His selfless act of laying down His life for us on the cross exemplifies the depth of His love and commitment. As we embrace Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we become recipients of His supreme friendship, finding solace in His unwavering love and grace.

A Good Friendship Knows All and Can Be Trusted (John 15:15)

In John 15:15, Jesus refers to His disciples as friends, revealing the depth of His intimacy with them. A good friendship is built on trust and transparency, allowing individuals to share their hearts and thoughts openly. In Christ, we find a friend who knows us intimately, loves us unconditionally, and offers His perfect wisdom and guidance.

Jesus Was and Still Is a Friend of Sinners (Matthew 11:19)

Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus demonstrated His friendship with sinners, reaching out to the lost and broken with compassion and grace. He welcomed all who sought Him, offering forgiveness, restoration, and hope. Jesus' friendship transcends our shortcomings, demonstrating the depth of God's love and His desire to reconcile all humankind to Himself (Isaiah 54:10).

VI. Embracing Friendship in Christ:

Seeking Companionship with God:

In our moments of solitude, instead of allowing loneliness to overwhelm us, let us seek companionship with God. He is always near, waiting for us to turn to Him and find solace in His presence. Through prayer, worship, and meditation on His Word, we can experience the deep fellowship that only God can provide.

Extending Friendship to Others:

Just as Jesus offered friendship to His disciples, we are called to extend friendship and love to others. By reaching out, showing kindness, and offering support, we become vessels of God's love and instruments of healing for those who are also battling loneliness.

Never Alone: Finding Friendship in Christ
  1. Don't try to hide from God
  2. Embracing the New Covenant Obligations
  3. Fully Practicing Good Works in Love


Beloved, we need never feel alone because we have a friend who is always there for us—Jesus Christ. He understands our struggles, offers us His unfailing love, and walks beside us every step of the way. Let us choose to embrace His friendship, seeking His presence in our loneliness and extending His love to those around us. May we find comfort and strength in the truth that we are never alone, for the friend who sticks closer than a brother is with us forever. Amen

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