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.