What does it take to be a real friend?

February 29, 2020

If you know God personally, He will help you learn how to love your family and friends as you should.  

"But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another."

1 Thessalonians 4:9

February 28, 2020

A sign that we are a part of the brotherhood is our consistent love for others.

"He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him."

1 John 2:10

February 27, 2020

We all need the kind of friend that will tell us the truth about ourselves—let's be that kind of friend for someone else.

"Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."

Proverbs 27:17

February 26, 2020

Our proof of being Jesus' friends is found in our obedience to His Word.

"Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you."

John 15:14

February 25, 2020

Love is a debt that we can never fully repay—but let's get busy trying!

"Owe no man anything, but to love one another..."

Romans 13:8

February 24, 2020

Anger is like playing in the mud; the closer you get to it, the more it sticks to you.

"Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man, thou shalt not go.  Lest thou learn his ways and get a snare to thy soul.”

Proverbs 22:24-25

February 23, 2020

Nothing should stop our love for our family in Christ.

"Let brotherly love continue."

Hebrews 13:1

February 22, 2020

Speak wisely to your friend.  Say the right words, at the right time.

"Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel."

Proverbs 27:9

February 21, 2020

To have friends, guard your heart, and your words.

"He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend."

Proverbs 22:11

February 20, 2020

Love God, and then people—do not love this world's system, it denies and hates Him.

"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever, therefore, will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God."

James 4:4