“‘If one falls down, a friend can lift him up’. (Ecclesiastes 4:10)
Friendship has stood as the glue at the centre of human interaction since the beginning of existence. Whilst no member of our community would deny its importance, this unit will provide opportunities to promote this quality and help children improve their understanding of maintaining friendships.
We will look at friendships from The Bible, such as:
- God and Abraham The Bible says that Abraham was God’s friend (2 Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23). They had a relationship of respect and obedience.
- Jonathan and David One of the most famous stories about friendship in the Bible is the story of Jonathan and David (1 Samuel 18-20).
- Jesus and Peter Jesus had a strong bond and friendship with all the disciples. Each one had their own relationship with the Lord.
- Barnabas and Paul Many people remember that Paul and Barnabas had an argument which separated them from working together. However, it should also be remembered that these two men spent many years together as friends and partners in ministry.