The Value of Friendship

The Value of Friendship

This is Rita Marquez’ sermon from Sunday, September 27, 2015. The scripture is Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.

This is from The Message:

9It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. 10And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there’s no one to help, tough! 11 Two in a bed warm each other. Alone, you shiver all night. 12 By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.

The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.