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Nov 20, 2011

Deep Friendship

Deep Friendship

Preacher: Dan Doriani

Series: Wisdom: Skill in the Art of Godly Living

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

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

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

Marks of False Friends:
Proverbs 19:4
4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man’s friend deserts him.

Proverbs 19:7
7 A poor man is shunned by all his relatives— how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he pursues them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.

Benefits of Friendship:
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Jesus as a Friend:
John 15:13-15
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.
New International Version

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