Friendship

Outline

 

1. Sincere and Abiding Friendship

2. Broken Friendship

3. The Treacherous Friend

4. Wounds of a Friend

5. The Supreme Test of Friendship

6. The One Faithful Friend

 

1. Sincere and Abiding Friendship

 

2 Samuel 1:26 How I weep for you, my brother Jonathan! Oh, how much I loved you! And your love for me was deep, deeper than the love of women!

 

Proverbs 17:17 A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

 

Proverbs 27:9 The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

 

2. Broken Friendship

 

Proverbs 17:9 Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.

 

3. The Treacherous Friend

 

Psalms 41:9 Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me.

 

Psalms 55:12-13  It is not an enemy who taunts me—I could bear that.  It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me—I could have hidden from them. 13 Instead, it is you—my equal, my companion and close friend.

 

Proverbs 11:13 A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

 

Matthew 26:48 The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss.”

 

4. Wounds of a Friend

 

Proverbs 27:6 Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.

 

5. The Supreme Test of Friendship

 

John 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

 

6. The One Faithful Friend

 

Proverbs 18:24 There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 10/08/2010