Series Big Idea
Next Level friendships help us grow in our relationship with God.
A universal longing of the human heart is the longing for friendship. In fact, it’s not just a longing, it’s a need. We form friendships in many different areas, in many different ways. Yet, many times these friendships feel a bit stuck on the surface. It can be hard to dig deeper to a place of meaningful connection.
During this series, we’ll talk about cultivating Next Level friendships. These are friendships that go below the surface to places of trust, vulnerability, and iron-sharpening-iron growth. Next Level friendships help us grow in our relationship with God.
We will challenge one another to develop Next Level friendships by 1) CONNECTING in a Small Group with other Christ-followers and 2) Investing in intentional practices that cultivate Next Level friendships.
Week 1 | Availability
Scripture: Ephesians 4:16 (Series Verse), Ruth 1:1-18, Hebrews 10:24-25, Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3-4
Message Big Idea:Next Level friendships start with availability.
Week 2 | Authenticity
Scripture:1 Samuel 18:1-4, 1 Samuel 20:1, 1 Samuel 23:15-18, Romans 12:15, James 5:16, Galatians 6:2
Message Big Idea: Next Level friendships deepen with authenticity.
Week 3 | Accountiability
Scripture: Galatians 2:11-14, Ephesians 4:14-16, Proverbs 27:6, James 5:19-20
Message Big Idea:Next Level friendships mature with accountability.
• Sermon Manuscripts in MS Word
• Small Group Guide with Leader’s Guide in MS Word and PDF
• Service Flow for each week