Partners....Luke 5:10 ...konwnoi
Baptized by John the Baptist....John 1:41...inferred
Inner Circle....Matthew 17:1, 26:37; Mark 5:37; Luke 22:8
Danger Zone....John 18:16
Witnessess....Acts 1:13; 2:14; 3:1-26
Spirit Bestowers....Acts 8:14
Endorsers....Galatians 2:9 (Acts 9:26-31)
Earthly parting....Acts 9:32; 12:17...informed assumption
Zones of Influence:
Peter - Pontus & Rome (addressees to 1 Peter internal evidence) (Peter dies a martyrs death tradition).
John - Asia (John dies of old age in Ephesus)
- Eusebius History of the Church, Vol. 3
Friends Are Friends Forever: Peter & John
1. Good night Mrs. Calabash wherever you are. Jimmy Durante's close of each program. Who was she?
2. Friendship is the delicate fusion of two human beings. The intricate weaving of two lives; two sets of moods, mentalities, temperaments; two intermingling hearts both seeking solace and security
Our Master knew the value of friendship. Through it He changed the world. His movement was not based upon power or personality but upon the value of a person. He built bridges and crossed them...touching the leper, uniting the estranged, sharing life with the prostitutes and other despised of the world .
And what was it that He said was the greatest commandment? To love the Lord your God with all of your heart strength and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself.
3. A friend loves at all times and relatives are born to share our troubles. Prov. 17:17 CEV
I. Good Friends Have Similar Interests
Physical - Fishing
Spiritual - John the Baptist
II. Good Friends Serve God Together
III. Good Friends Readily Face Trouble/Danger Together
High Priest's palace
IV. Good Friends Can Conquer The World Together
V. Good Friends Can Be Rivals
VI. Good Friends Often Part Company For God's Sake
VII. Good Friends Can Spend Eternity Together.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you in spite of it.
Some friends don't help but a true friend is closer than your family.
Mr. Wilson, school teacher; Bill Hitt, fellow student; Ruth Leitze Kins, my best friend