DEVOTIONS AND SERMONS

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Tips On Being A Good Friend
 

1. Jesus calls us friends not servants

John 15:12-15
12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.


2. Jesus calls us enemies if we are friends of the world

James 4:4
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

3. Tips on choosing friends

Proverbs 12:26
A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Proverbs 22:24-25
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.


4. Tips on being a good friend

Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 18:24
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 19:6
Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.

Proverbs 27:9
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.

5. What can damage friendship

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:9
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.