KNOW YOUR FRIENDS

Wednesday Power Communion Service 21-06-2023

KNOW YOUR FRIENDS

Message: Know Your Friends Part 1

Anchor Passage: Proverbs 18:24

Objectives:

  1. Understanding the necessity of knowing our friends
  2. Understanding who true friends are
  3. Understanding key thought about friendship
  4. Understanding counterfeit friends
  5. Understanding the workmanship of friendship
  6. Understanding what to do with enemies.

LATEST: KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL FAMILY (YOUR COMPANY AND YOUR COVERING) By: Dr Paul Enenche

THE NECESSITY OD KNOWING YOUR FRIENDS

  1. Your friends or company affects the direction of your life. (Prov. 13:20)
  2. Your friend or company affects your mindset or thought process (Num. 13:33-14:4)
  3. Your friendship or company affects your character (1 Cor. 15:33)
  4. Your friend or company affects your choices (1 Cor. 15:33)
  5. Your friends or company affects your action steps (Matt. 14:28-29, 2Sam. 13:1-10)
  6. Your friends or company affects your outcome (Judg. 16:20-31)
  7. Your friends or company affects your external destiny (Judg. 16:20-31)

WHO IS A FRIEND?

  1. A friend is a companion who is at home company (Gen. 38:12)
  2. A friend is one who goes with you on important life journey (Gen. 38:12)
  3. A friend is one who can be entrusted with confidential assignments of your life (Gen. 38:20, John  19:26-27)
  4. A friend is one with whom you can speak closely, comfortably, immediately and harmoniously (Exod. 33:11)
  5. A friend is one with whom you can speak sincerely openly, and frankly, pretense or deception (Exod. 33:11)
  6. A friend is one who is as your own soul to you: you literally treat him as you will treat yourself (Deut. 13:6, 1 Sam. 18:3).
  7. A friend is one who is quick to arrive and surround you in seasons of challenge and adversity (Job 2:11-13, 2 Sam. 15:37, Acts 14:20).
  8. A friend is one who cooperates with you to frustrate the agenda of the enemy and his agents against your life (2 Sam.15:32-34)
  9. A friend is one who makes your burdens their burden, your concern is their concern and your pain is their pain; that will make them to fast and pray for your rescue (Ps. 35: 13, Job 42:10)
  10. A friend is one who is trusted; you have confidence in his reliability and faithfulness(Ps. 41:9, Prov. 6:1)
  11. A friends is one loves you at all times; he loves you through all the seasons of your life (Prov. 17:17, 14: 20)
  12. A friend is one who is friendly with you, not hostile to you (Prov. 18: 24)
  13. A friends is one who may hurt you to save or deliver you but your enemy will hail you to ruin you (Prov. 27:6)
  14. A friend is one who is committed to giving you hearty counsels; counsel from the heart (Prov. 27:9)
  15. A friend is committed to the sharpening of your life’s gifts and potentials (Prov. 27: 17)
  16. A friend is one in whose company you are free to celebrate, eat and drink (Matt. 11:19)
  17. A friend is one who is truly excited at your progress and success in life. (John 3:29)
  18. A friend is one sho defends your interests and concerns at all seasons whether you are there or not (John 19:12)
  19. A friend is one who does not work in concert with your enemies to undermine your life, destiny or authority (John 19:12, Jam. 4:4)
  20. A friend is one who cares enough to attempt to save your life when they think you are going overboard (Mark 3:20-21)
  21. A friend is one who multiplies your joy and diminishes your sorrow (Luke 15:6, 8-9)
  22. friend is one sho shares your interests, conviction and character (Luke 23:12).

KEY THOUGHTS ON FRIENDSHIP

  1. Love is a command but relationship is a choice
  2. Be liberal in love but be selective in friendship
  3. Friendship must be allowed to happen, not forced to happen.
  4. No relationship leaves you neutral – it is either adding some thing to you or taking something from you; You make friends and your friends make you
  5. Be bold enough to make a U-turn when you discover that you are in a wrong association that is heading in a wrong direction.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WRONG OR COUNTERFEIT FRIENDS

To be continued next Wednesday.

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