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Friendship: Growing Side by Side, By Carolyn Nystrom
  • Length: 62 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 10
  • Published: December 30, 2003
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 3076
  • ISBN: 9780830830763

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Friends help you mature emotionally and spiritually.

Friends teach you about forgiveness.

Friends love you no matter what.

Carolyn Nystrom leads you through ten inductive studies to discover what the Bible teaches about friendship. As you dig into the stories of friends like David and Jonathan or Ruth and Naomi, you will experience the riches of godly friendship for yourself.

This ten-session LifeGuide® Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.

For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.


Getting the Most Out of Friendship
1. Needing Friends - Ecclesiastes 4:1-12
2. David Mephibosheth - 2 Samuel 9; 16:1-4; 19:24-30
3. Enjoying Our Differences - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
4. Naomi Ruth - Ruth 1--2
5. Forgiving Friends - Matthew 18: 12-35
6. A Father His Son - Luke 15:11-32
7. Friends Accountable to Friends - Galatians 6:1-10
8. David Nathan - 2 Samuel 11:1--12:25
9. Loving Friends - 1 John 4:7-21
10. Forever Friends - 1 Thessalonians 4:13--5:11
Leader's Notes


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Carolyn Nystrom

Carolyn Nystrom, who compiled and edited this devotional, is a freelance writer living in Illinois and has written over seventy books and Bible studies. She is the coauthor (with J. I. Packer) of Praying and Never Beyond Hope.