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  1. FAITH & FRIENDSHIP John 15:9-17

  2. Choose your friends wisely • Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, Lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul.(Prov. 22:24-25) • Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”(1 Cor. 15:33)

  3. Friendship of Christians • One body…mutual care, 1 Cor. 12: 24-26 • Catalog of privileges & functions of friendship, Rom. 12:9-18 • Genuine, 12:9-11 • Constant & caring, 12:12-14 • Sympathetic, 12:15-16 • Peaceful, 12:17-18

  4. Who is a friend? • “Those who are interested in our happiness, concerned for our welfare, rejoice in our joys, weep with our tears; who counsel and cheer us and are always ready to aid us, these are our friends.”(Dick Blackford) • Being a friend is a matter of faith, Jno. 15:9-17

  5. Christians Nurture the Qualities & Traits of Friendship, Jno. 15:9-17 • Faith to love another, Prov. 17: 17 (1 Sam. 18:1) • Show faith in Jesus & obey this command,Jno. 15:12, 17 • Commitment of Ruth,Ruth 1:16-18

  6. Christians Nurture the Qualities & Traits of Friendship, Jno. 15:9-17 • Faith to trust & be trustworthy, Jno. 15:14 • Be trustworthy to Christ…one another • Causes openness with security,Psa. 62:8 • Unfaithful person hurts friendship,Prov. 25:19

  7. Christians Nurture the Qualities & Traits of Friendship, Jno. 15:9-17 • Faith to give true counsel, Jno. 15:15 (Psa. 55:12-14) • A needed rebuke from a friend is a kindness that blesses,Prov. 27: 6, Psa. 141:5 (Gal. 4:16) • Joy & strength, Prov. 27:9, 17

  8. Christians Nurture the Qualities & Traits of Friendship, Jno. 15:9-17 • Faith to show compassion to others, Jno. 15:13, 16 (Job 6:14) • To suffer with, to be distressed, Rom. 12:15 (1 Cor. 12:26) • Sacrifice, Jno. 15:13 • Heart of compassion, Col. 3:12

  9. Faith to be a Friend • Faith to be friendly, Prov. 18:24 • Toward brethren & strangers, Heb. 13:1-2 • At services & away,Rom. 16:16 • Family and non-family • Same care for each other, 1 Cor. 12:25

  10. Faith to be a Friend • Faith to be respectful of others, Prov. 25:17 • Be courteous • Be considerate, Prov. 27:14

  11. Faith to be a Friend • Faith to be share life with others, Phil. 2:3-4 • Get acquainted, get interested • Look out for others, Eccl. 4:9-12

  12. Faith to be a Friend • Genuine friendship involves loving & being loved at all times • Do you have faith to be Christ’s friend? You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. (John 15:14)