Note from Jana


My heart overflows with joy in anticipation of gathering together with you next Wednesday to delve into this little gem of a book on Christian friendship.

In Closer Than A Sister, Christina Fox explores the relationships we have with our sisters in Christ with an emphasis on those relationships within the local church. During our short five-week study, we will look at the rich theological foundations for friendship, several commands in the New Testament showing the early church what Christian friendship should look like, and finish up with a look at the challenges that work against our nurture and growth in the local church through these relationships.

Please read Part I: A Community of Faith (pages 23-61), looking over the questions at the end of chapters 1 – 3, so that you will be prepared for our discussion on July 11. As we join together each week to discuss and fellowship, my prayer and hope for you can be stated no better than our author did in her introduction to the book.

“My hope for you, dear reader, is that after reading this book you will desire to know and be known by your church community. I hope that you will see that you need Christian friendships and they need you as well. I hope that you will seek to deepen your friendships in your church and that such relationships would shine a light, reflecting Christ to the world.”


For His glory and His bride,

Jana Henry


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