Pastor Andy will lead a three-part Bible study called “The Bond of Friendship.” Love God. Love your neighbor as yourself. Such love constitutes Christ’s Great Commandment. Given the Christian tradition’s celebration of impartial love (agape), we may wonder how (of if) Scripture depicts the preferential love of friendship. Are there “best friends” in The Bible? If so, how do they inform our understanding of friendship today?
The three classes will meet on successive Mondays (9/17, 9/24, 10/1) from noon to 1:00 in Unity Hall. We will consider the “ties that bind” Jonathan and David; Ruth and Naomi; and Paul, Silas and Timothy. Read for 9/17: I Samuel, Chapter 20. You may wish to read I Samuel, Chapters 16-31 for broader context.