Valley Life Church - Yakima

Valley Life Church - Yakima


Thinking Different About Friendship

May 07, 2023

Proverbs 17:17 NLT



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



Proverbs 18:24 NLT



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



Proverbs 25:17 & 20 NLT



17 Don’t visit your neighbors too often, or you will wear out your welcome.



20 Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound.



Proverbs 14:4 NLT



4Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.



Proverbs 27:5-6, 9, 14 & 17 NLT



5 An open rebuke is better than hidden love! 6 Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.



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



14 A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning will be taken as a curse!



17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend..



Proverbs 28:23 NLT



 In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.



Proverbs 29:5 NLT



To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet.



Key Words
Constancy, Carefulness, Candor, Counsel, Time, Serve, Covenant, Security, Humility, Disciple, Adversity, Grace, Struggle…



  1. The unique necessity of friendship
  • Discovery of friendship
  • Forging and building of a friendship
  • Where we get the power for friendship

Colossians 3:13 NLT



13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.


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