Sunday, May 31, 2015
Friending: Foundation Of Friendship
SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS,
AND I’LL SHOW YOU YOUR FUTURE.
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
LIST YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS
Proverbs 17:17 (FBV not a real version) A friend is someone you may or may not know well who accepts your friend request on Facebook. This person is born to like and comment on your posts to make you feel good about yourself.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
WHY ARE FRIENDSHIPS DECLINING?
1) INCREASING WORK HOURS.
2) RISING DIVORCE RATES.
3) EXPLOSION OF SOCIAL MEDIA.
REDISCOVERING THE LOST ART OF FRIENDSHIP
· BE PRESENT.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)
24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.
· Be OPEN – Be TRANSPARENT.
James 5:16 (NLT)
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed...
LIVE IT OUT
· What steps do you need to take to be a better friend today?
· Do you need to take inventory of the friends you are keeping?
· There is a friend that is closer than a brother.