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Life is Better with Friends
October 20, 2019

Life is Better with Friends

October 20, 2019

Life is Better with Friends

Series: “Living the Good Life!” part 3

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Dr. Chris Vaught, Sr. Pastor


Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 (CSB) — Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. 10 For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm; but how can one person alone keep warm? 12 And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.

  1. A True Friend is a – vs. 9

    1. A true friend will when you are down. – vs. 10

Proverbs 17:17— A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.

    1. A true friend will in any season – vs. 11

    1. A true friend will – vs. 12

A real friend is someone who comes in when the whole world has gone out.”

    1. A true friend will

Proverbs 27: 17— Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.


Proverbs 27: 6 (NKJV) – Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.


Galatians 6:1— Brothers and sisters, if someone is overtaken in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual, restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so that you also won’t be tempted.

Be slow in making friends, even slower in changing them.”

—Ben Franklin

  1. The Gathering Place for Friends –

Ephesians 4: 1-3 (NKJV)— I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Psalm 133: 1— Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!

The Big Take-Away:

The Greatest of All Friends is


Proverbs 18:24— “But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”


Isaiah 53:4— Yet he himself bore our sicknesses, and he carried our pains; but we, in turn, regarded him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.


John 15: 13-15—13 No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends,

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