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Cultivating My Friendships // It’s All About Who You Know [Part 1]
February 6, 2022

Cultivating My Friendships // It’s All About Who You Know [Part 1]

February 6, 2022

“Successfully Navigating The Currents Of Life”
February 6, 2022

“A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.” Proverbs 27:19 (TLB)

• The type of friend I am is the type of friend I will attract.

Six Marks Of A Real Friend

1. I must be .

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

“Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him. Two people can resist an attack that would defeat one person alone. A rope made of three cords is hard to break.” Ecclesiastes 4:9,10,12 (GNT)

“Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers.” Proverbs 18:24 (GNT)

2. I must be .

“Friendliness bears fruit for a man…” Proverbs 19:22 (Moffit)

“Kindness makes a man attractive.” Proverbs 19:22 (TLB)

“He’s one in a million. There’s no one quite like him! …His words are kisses. Everything about him delights me, thrills me through and through!” Song of Songs 5:19,27 (Peterson)

“Love forgets mistakes; nagging about them parts the best of friends.” Proverbs 17:9 (TLB)

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend.” Proverbs 27:6 (New KJV)

3. I must be .

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.” Proverbs 11:13

4. I must be .

“Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted.” Proverbs 27:5-6

“An honest answer is a sign of true friendship.” Proverbs 24:26 (GNT)

“It is a badge of honor to accept criticism.” Proverbs 25:12 (TLB)

Guidelines for being candid:
• Complement in public, correct in private.
• Correct when people are up.
• First you prove you’re open to correction.

5. I must be .

“As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.” Proverbs 27:17 (New Living)

“As iron sharpens iron, friend shapes friend.” Proverbs 27:17 (Knox)

“Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15

6. I must be .

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17

“Now we rejoice in our wonderful relationship with God—all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done in dying for our sins—making us friends of God.” Romans 5:11 (TLB)

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