FIGHTING FOR AWESOME FRIENDSHIPS – Lesson 2
February 13, 2021
Fighting for Relationships
FIGHTING FOR AWESOME FRIENDSHIPS
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 (NIV)
“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” ~ Misty Copeland
WHY YOU NEED AWESOME FRIENDS
“I mean that I want us to help each other with the faith we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you.” Romans 1:12 (NCV)
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NIV)
“Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16a (TLB)
“And the Lord said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone.” Genesis 2:18a (TLB)
“Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NCV)
6 GOLDEN RULES OF FRIENDSHIP
“True friends are always together in spirit.” ~ L. M. Montgomery
1.) the time.
A. To be a friend I have to !
2.) their trust.
“Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?” Proverbs 20:6 (NIV)
HOW DO I EARN PEOPLE’S TRUST?
“A friend loves you all the time….” Proverbs 17:17a (NCV)
“A true friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” Proverbs 17:17b (TLB)
“No one who gossips can be trusted with a secret, but you can put confidence in someone who is trustworthy.” Proverbs 11:13 (GNT)
3.) with empathy.
“We must bear the ‘burden’ of being considerate of the doubts and fears of others…” Romans 15:2a (TLB)
4.) their flaws.
“Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.” Romans 15:7 (NLT)
5.) wins, and SHARE losses.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15 (NIV)
6.) their best.
YOUR BEST FRIEND IS THE PERSON WHO BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN YOU.