I am really thankful to God for the friends I have had over the years. If it had not been for those tried and true friends who have stood by me through thick and thin I am sure I wouldn't be where I am today. A friend will be a friend in all times.
I hope these Christian quotes about friendship encourage you not only to be open to meeting new friends, but also encourage you to be the type of friend that Jesus would have you to be. A faithful friend is a strong defense.
Friends are one of the most important commodities in life and if they are Christian friends, even so much the better because they will also be with us in heaven. A good friend is a blessing from God.
So take a look at these Christian friendship quotes and sayings and give thanks to God for the friends you have.
If I take offence easily; if I am content to continue in cold unfriendliness, though friendship be possible, then I know nothing of Calvary love. - Amy Carmichael
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. - C.S. Lewis
It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, can never know what true friendship means. - Charles Kingsley
The good man has his enemies. He would not be like his Lord if he had not. If we were without enemies we might fear that we were not the friends of God, for the friendship of the world is enmity to God. - Charles Spurgeon
Ah, I have kept Him waiting when I ought not, but He has waited even then. Always waiting - so patient with my foolishness, my weakness, my fear. Our fellowship is with God, and fellowship is friendship, and friendship means that partnership which, on His part, is the accommodating of His strength to my weakness. - G. Campbell Morgan
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis
There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends. - Thomas Fuller
Friendship is the nearest thing we know to what religion is. God is love. And to make religion akin to Friendship is simply to give it the highest expression conceivable by man. - Henry Drummond
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. - Henry Ward Beecher
There is a brotherhood within the body of believers, and the Lord Jesus Christ is the common denominator. Friendship and fellowship are the legal tender among believers. - J. Vernon McGee
If you know people in your church or your neighborhood that are facing adversity, I encourage you to offer a hand of friendship to them. That is what Jesus would do. - Jonathan Falwell
The true, the genuine worship is when man, through his spirit, attains to friendship and intimacy with God. True and genuine worship is not to come to a certain place; it is not to go through a certain ritual or liturgy; it is not even to bring certain gifts. True worship is when the spirit, the immortal and invisible part of man, speaks to and meets with God, who is immortal and invisible. - William Barclay
I am convinced, by the way, that friendships provide the most fertile soil for evangelism. When the reality of Christ is introduced into a relationship of love and trust that has already been established, the effect is powerful. And it seems that invariably, when someone becomes a true follower of Christ, that person's first impulse is to want to find a friend and introduce that friend to Christ. - John MacArthur
GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS - JESUS CHRIST
I hope you have enjoyed, been encouraged, and even have been challenged by these great spiritual quotes about friendship. I know I was.
There is no greater reward than building godly friendships. Find someone today that you can start being a godly friend to and express the love of Christ to.
What are some of your favorite Christian quotes about friendship? Please feel free to share it with us in the comment section below. You never know. Your Christian friendship message might be the one that encourages and helps someone else develop the characteristics of a godly friend.
Pastor Duke Taber is the Senior Pastor at The Vineyard Church in San Carlos Ca. He is an alumnus from Life Pacific College and Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He is a husband, father, and grandfather.
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