Friend: (gr) philos: friend, to be friendly to one, wish him well
I. BEING A FRIEND
a. Proverbs 17:17 What does a friend do?
b. Proverbs 18:24 What does a friend do?
c. Proverbs 27:17 What does a friend do?
d. What are some common characteristics in these passages about having and being a friend?
II. FRIENDS OF CHRIST
a. Who was Jesus accused of being friendly with? (Matthew 11:19)
b. Who did Jesus Identify as His friends? (John 15:13-15)
c. How did Jesus say a friend shows his greatest love?
d. Why did Jesus identify the disciples as friends?
III. FRIENDS OF GOD
a. Who was described as a friend of God? (James 2:23)
b. What actions made him a friend of God?
c. Can we also be friends of God? How?
IV. Application: Friendship is a real blessing and requires work. Friendship needs to be in a proper perspective in order to be blessed by God (Micah 7:5-7) What does scripture declare is to be the right priority of a friendship?