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FRIENDS: Feel

empathy builds healthy friendships

February 10, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull

As we begin this new series, we're looking into some key biblical ingredients that help build healthy, godly and good friendships. Tonight we look at one of the most profound building blocks of great relationships: empathy. Empathy is the ability to feel with people. We see Jesus model this so well. The heart of our Heavenly Father is empathetic, moved with compassion toward us. God feels with us. And God wants us to feel with others.

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FRIENDS: Fight

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FRIENDS: Yield

humility is a must in friendships. *Philippians 2:1-11 • February 24, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull

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