Week 1: Be Friend the person in the mirror. Learn to see yourself the way Jesus see's yourself. He's removed the shame we all carry around with us and nailed it to the cross 2,000 years ago.
Week 2: Be Friend the outsider and the 'other'. Jesus' "US" included people like a recovering addicts and smug religious leaders. Are we willing to do the same?
Be Friend the poor and the wealthy. Life is about what we are doing with what we've been given. Jesus loved both poor and wealthy people so should we.
Jesus models how to listen so that we understand someone and not defend our position or proof ourselves to be right. We should listen so that we understand and not to defend our positions or show how smart we are.
Talking with God
Prayer without a relationship with Jesus is empty and void, but prayer with a relationship with Jesus is powerful, life-giving and life-changing.
When talking with God we can learn so much from kids. Kids keep thins simple, short and honest. We can do the same thing when we talk with God.
The Bible encourages us to pray continually, but if you're like most people adding one more thing to do in our lives seems impossible. We believe that God wants to talk with us in the midst of our crazy busy lives. All it takes is acknowledging God and talking with Him.