9.1.21 First Wednesday
September 1, 2021
9.1.21 – Brandon Shanks (Senior Pastor)
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Proverbs 13:20 Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
4 TRUTHS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS:
√ My friends affect my .
√ The voices you listen to set the of your life
√ Direction not determine your destination.
√ My is connected to the company I keep
#1 REJECT JONADAB – The
2 Samuel 13:1-3 After this Absalom the son of David had a lovely sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. 2 Amnon was so distressed over his sister Tamar that he became sick; for she was a virgin. And it was improper for Amnon to do anything to her. 3 But Amnon had a friend
2 Chronicles 10:8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
#2 REJECT DELILAH – The
15 Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies.” 16 And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death,
#3 REJECT Sanballat – The
Nehemiah 6:2-3 That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief. 3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
#1 ACCEPT Naomi – The
Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
(Proverbs 27:17 NIV) As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Leviticus 19:22 “Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD.
#2 ACCEPT – Nathan – The
(2 Samuel 12:7) Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.
√ I’ll always stay as sick as my .
(Proverbs 27:6 NKJV) Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
7 Accountability Questions:
1. Have you been in a compromising situation this week?
2. Have any of your financial dealings lacked integrity?
3. Have you viewed any sexually explicit material?
4. Have you spent quality time in Bible study and prayer?
5. Have you given priority time to your family?
6. Have you fulfilled the mandates of your calling?
7. Have you just lied to me?
√ ACCEPT Jonathan’s Armor Bearer – The
1 Samuel 14:6-7
Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the LORD will work for us, for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few.” 7 And his armor-bearer said to him, “Do all that is in your heart. Do as you wish. Behold, I am with you heart and soul.”
√ my important relationships.
√ my broken relationships.
√ any harmful relationships.
√ some meaningful relationships.
(John 15:12-13) My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
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