BN.com Gift Guide

Faithfulness: The Foundation of True Friendship

Overview

We all need faithful friends—people who accept us as we are, who seek our best interests, and who stick with us in a crisis. Yet being a faithful friend is more important than finding one. This Fruit of the Spirit Bible study looks at six essential qualities we need to become faithful friends. These qualities help us lay a foundation for lasting relationships. The eight-volume Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit ...

See more details below
Paperback (REVISED)
$7.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $2.90   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Faithfulness: The Foundation of True Friendship

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price

Overview

We all need faithful friends—people who accept us as we are, who seek our best interests, and who stick with us in a crisis. Yet being a faithful friend is more important than finding one. This Fruit of the Spirit Bible study looks at six essential qualities we need to become faithful friends. These qualities help us lay a foundation for lasting relationships. The eight-volume Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit produces in believers, but also moves you beyond reflection and discussion to application. Designed for use in small groups or personal devotions, the interactive format will help you grow in your ability to reflect the character of Jesus. Revised to include: Expanded leader’s notes Between-studies applications Suggestions for prayer

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Jacalyn Eyre is coauthor (with her husband, Stephen) of the Life Guide Matthew: Being Discipled by Jesus and is a contributor to the NIV Serendipity Bible for Study Groups. She and her husband live in Ohio.
Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Faithfulness

The Foundation of True Friendship
By Jacalyn Eyre

Zondervan

Copyright © 2001 Zondervan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-310-23863-3


Chapter One

A COMMITMENT TO BE THERE

Ruth 1

There is an old saying that when times are hardest you know who your friends are. That summarizes the first chapter of the book of Ruth.

Naomi's situation was at its worst. She had lost her husband and sons, which meant that she had also lost her source of income, security, and identity. She was without hope. It is at this point that Ruth, her daughter-in-law, does an astonishing thing-she decides to stay with Naomi. Ruth demonstrates a commitment to be there.

Warming Up

1. Why is faithfulness an important quality in friendship?

Digging In

2. Read Ruth 1. What do we learn about Naomi in verses 1-5?

3. Ruth and Orpah are introduced as Naomi's daughters-in-law (v. 4). What basis do these three women have for mutual trust (vv. 1-5)?

4. Consider a time when you shared a difficult experience with someone. How did it strengthen your friendship?

5. What do verses 6-13 reveal about Naomi's relationship to God?

6. When you have faced a painful experience, how has it affected your attitude toward God?

7. The famine is over, and Naomi prepares to return to Bethlehem with her daughters-in-law. Why does Naomi encourage Ruth and Orpah to stay in Moab (vv. 8-14)?

8. What cost does Naomi face by encouraging Ruth and Orpah to stay in Moab?

How do both Ruth and Orpah show faithfulness to Naomi by their different responses?

9. What does it cost you to be faithful to those you love?

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Faithfulness by Jacalyn Eyre Copyright © 2001 by Zondervan. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)