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September 14, 2016, 6:54 AM

Following a great Sunday Morning Service, I keep thinking about this past Sunday Morning's message... FRIENDS....friENDs

As a Christian it is vitally important that we choose our friends wisely. We should watch our company and who we surround our lives with, if we are not careful people can slowly but surly pull us down. We should always want to have a group of friends that encourage us not hinder us when it comes to doing God's will.

I encourage you to read 2 Samuel 13, this past Sunday we were able to hear how Amon "had a friend" and this friend of Amon ultimately led him to a plot of destruction. A good friend will pray with you through situations and support you in your work for the Lord, not discourage you, and pull you down, and lead you astray.

I want to encourage you today to evaluate your friendships...
            -Who are your friends?
            -What influences are they having on your life?
            -What examples are they setting?
            -Are they pulling you down spiritually or even mentally?

-What kind of friend are you being?
             -Encourage your friends... Hold them accountable in serving the Lord
             -Pray together through situations


2 Samuel 13 (NKJV)

13 After this Absalom the son of David had a lovely sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. Amnon was so distressed over his sister Tamar that he became sick; for she was a virgin. And it was improper for Amnon to do anything to her. But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David’s brother. Now Jonadab was a very crafty man. And he said to him, “Why are you, the king’s son, becoming thinner day after day? Will you not tell me?”

Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”

So Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill.
(Read the rest of Chapter 13)


2 Corinthians 6:14 (NKJV)

14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

Proverbs 18:24 (KJV)

24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Proverbs 27:17 (KJV)

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

1 Corinthians 15:33 (NKJV)

33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”

Job 2:11 (NKJV)

11 Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, each one came from his own place—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. For they had made an appointment together to come and mourn with him, and to comfort him.

Luke 6:31 (NKJV)

31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.


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