Notes For FaithPoint

The text for this sermon comes from Acts 15:36-41.
One of the dangers that many people have is that they do not classify their relationships. It is important to classify the relationships that you have so you know what to expect from that relationship.
Acquaintances  It could be that you were fairly close at one time, but life has moved and changed your lives so that the connection is not quite as close.These are the people you see in passing in town and you smile big and ask “How are you?”, say some nice pleasantries, and move on.  They might even “like” some of your Facebook statues or retweet you.   These are nice and important connections that make you feel tied to a community even if they are not daily integrated into your personal life.
Acquaintances are not “real friends.”
Facebook Friends  Because of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, it is quite possible to know about a person and not know the person. Facebook friends and Twitter followers follow you because they believe you offer some sort of value or influence into their lives. They are not necessarily your “real friends.”

Friends You can hang out with them, go to sporting events with them, watch a movie or go out for coffee with them. They are there when you need them. They are dependable. They got your back.

Best Friend This person knows everything about you and they still like you. In most cases, this will be your spouse.

What determines a best friend from a friend or just an acquaintance? Trust.

Acts 15:36-41

Paul wants to go on a new missionary journey.
Barnabas wants to take Mark but Paul is very much against that. 
Paul and Barnabas split ways. Barnabas takes Mark. Paul takes Silas. 

God took a situation that in our eyes does not quite look like it ended well and accomplished twice the amount of work.

Paul says in Corinthians that we are to live in peace. The author of Hebrews says that we are to strive for peace with everyone.

Notice it does not say that we are to be friends with everyone.