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Friends and Friendship

November 23, 2014 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Proverbs

Friends and Friendship
Proverbs 27:9–10
November 23, 2014

I. The sweetness of friendship. Proverbs 27:9–10, 24:16

II. Our associations mold our personalities. Proverbs 13:20, 27:17, 22:24–25, 14:7

III. Principles for friendship:

   A. Committed to the truth. Proverbs 27:5–6

   B. Not easily angered. Proverbs 19:11

   C. Maintains confidence. Proverbs 11:13

   D. Sincere and gracious speech. Proverbs 22:11; Romans 1:11–12

   E. Faithful and constant. Proverbs 17:17, 18:24

IV. Seek first God’s favor and righteousness. Proverbs 16:7, 11:11, 14:34

Questions for reflection:
Why is isolation a growing problem? What are some of the causes?
What blessings come with a strong network of friends?
How is Jesus a model of friendship?

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