GET TOGETHER- The Blessings of Friendship and Family

GET TOGETHER- The Blessings of Friendship and Family


Ac 10:24 “And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends.”

God gives us many gifts.  Two  of the most special gifts that He gives are  the gifts of friendship and family.   J.J. and I are so thankful for so many wonderful friends. We are thankful for our friends that have been friends for a long time. We are thankful for the new friends that God continually allows us to meet at this stage in our lives.  And we are so thankful for all of our family members.

The Lord created us for a relationship with Him. He also has created us to have vibrant healthy relationships with other people. I believe that you can look at the two greatest commandments and see this. Lu 10:27 So he answered and said,” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.'”

I am so glad that when we enter a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that He helps us to have healthy relationships with others.   I am so glad that Cornelius a Roman Centurion a man that had much to risk invited his friends to come and to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ when Peter came to visit that day. 

 Great things happened at Cornelius home that day. We read about it in Ac 10:44-48 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered, “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.  (NKJV)

I wonder how long Cornelius had been praying for those friends and his family.  J.J. and I are thankful for every friend and family member that God has placed in our lives. We have many friends that are faithful servants of Jesus Christ.  If you are a friend, or family member that has never made a public confession of Jesus Christ we want you to know that we love you and that we pray often for you. 

We are both so thankful for friends and family members that prayed for us before we surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ.  If they hadn’t prayed for us. I would not be typing this message out right now. To all of you we want you to know that we love you. 


Let Us Pray 


Lord Jesus we thank You for every friend and family member that you have brought into our lives. May Your Holy Spirit continue to strengthen those that have given their lives to you. Lord for any that we have that may not have accepted Your offer of salvation we pray that You will draw them to the cross of Jesus Christ. And Lord let our lights shine in the world in such a way that Your love will flow out of us to all our friends, family, and to all that are around us.

In Jesus Name 






Your Friend /Kinfolk



PS   For those in Northwest Alabama our Broadcast Redeeming the Time comes on at 9:30 A.M. AND 9:30 P.M. on Sunday morning and Sunday night.  That is on Spectrum Channel 10. In Jasper, it is on TV 16.

Please pray for the Lord to reach the lost through these broadcasts, and to encourage the faithful















Preston Headrick 


Real Party Ministry 

P O Box 2302

Hamilton, Alabama  35570

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