It’s nice to keep up with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, new and old, from all over the world. It’s nice to learn from a wide variety of voices and countless resources that fill our feeds. But social media is distorting our view of friendship. Pastor Brad Merchant says, "Many of us would rather have 5,000 followers than five deep friendships—all because we’ve wrongly attached our self-worth to a follower count."
Every weekday on Mornings with Kelli and Steve, we dig into a portion of God's holy Word, and apply it to our lives. Throughout the morning, we continually opened our Bibles to 1 Corinithians 10:13. We can withstand temptation by grace through His Holy Spirit!
Brad Merchant is the Pastor of Leadership Development at College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an avid reader, tweeter at @brad_merchant, Leadership Team member of The Gospel Coalition Indianapolis, and writes regularly on his blog. Brad is the Author of one book, Mentoring Like Jesus: How To Make Discipleship A Part Of Everyday Life (Warner Press, 2017). He and his wife, Clarissa, reside in Indianapolis, IN.
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