Sincere and Abiding Friendship
The Treacherous Friend
Wounds of a Friend
The Supreme Test of Friendship
The One Faithful Friend
1. Sincere and Abiding
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
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.
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
Proverbs 11:13 A
gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep
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
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
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from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
modified by HKM 10/08/2010