TITLE: I Need A Friend
TEXT: Proverbs 18:24
PROPOSITION: Everybody needs a TRUE Friend.
KEY WORD: Terms
READING: Prov. 18:24
1. Friend is closer than a brother.
2. I have lots of brothers. I need a FRIEND.
3. Preachers have fewer friends than others:
A. Move too often, try to remain objective
B. Fear of "taking sides" in some issue
4. James 2:23 Abraham, God's Friend
A GOOD FRIEND:
I. Is Not Looking to Get Something.
A. Take what comes along.
B. Abraham and Lot - "I will take what God gives.
1. Gen. 13:5-13
2. Job 1:21 Lord give, takes away -Praise God.
II. Knows How to Talk With Each Other.
A. Talk TO each other?
B. Talk WITH each other!
C. Song: I Come to the Garden Alone
III. Remains A Friend to the End.
A. Not just as long as I am right.
B. Not when I am a success.
C. Friend = with me when I am wrong.
IV. Not All "Friends" ARE Friends.
A. Samson and Deliah
B. Job's three friends
C. Peter (denied); Judas (betrayed); Thomas (doubted)
D. "Fair weather" friends - Prodigal son
A. Jesus is a TRUE Friend.
B. Song: Jesus is All the World to Me (278)
C. Song: There's Not A Friend (578)
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