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Factual Data

Youthful pals?

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

Gophers....Luke 22:8

Danger Zone....John 18:16

Runners....John 20:3

Fishermen....John 21:2-8

Rivals....John 21:20-23

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

Introduction:

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

Inner circle

Service

III. Good Friends Readily Face Trouble/Danger Together

Gethsemene

High Priest's palace

IV. Good Friends Can Conquer The World Together

Obedience (Pentecost)

Reverence Service

V. Good Friends Can Be Rivals

VI. Good Friends Often Part Company For God's Sake

VII. Good Friends Can Spend Eternity Together.

Eternity....John 3:16

Conclusion:

John 15:13-15

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

" You can't see the beauty of a soul until you see the Son shine through. " Ruth Ann Kins