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Friends

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. -

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. -

Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda. -

Better is open rebuke than hidden love. -

but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

17  A friend loves at all times,

and a brother is born for adversity.

17  A friend loves at all times,

and a brother is born for adversity.

but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. -

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. -

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. -

17  A friend loves at all times,

and a brother is born for adversity.

A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. -

Wisdom = understanding what is the right choice among many options

Wisdom = Choosing, Cultivating and Keeping healthy friendships.

The Power of Friendship

“…but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

STICKS

The Pattern of Friendship

1. Consistency

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. -

The Problems of Friendship

The Problems of Friendship

Proverbs 17:17 ESV
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
:17The Problems of Friendship
:17The Problems of Friendship

“…loves @ all times.”

“…born for adversity.”

a man of many companions < a friend sticks = avoid ruin

2. Compassion

Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day,The Problems of Friendship

The Problems of Friendship

The Problems of Friendship

“Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day...”

3. Candor

Open Rebuke vs. Hidden Love

Wounds of a Friend vs. Kisses of an Enemy

A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. -

The Problems of Friendship

A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. -

The Problems of Friendship

4. Confidence

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. - :9The Problems of Friendship

“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. -

The Problems of Friendship

“A friend always lets you in, never lets you down.” - Tim Keller

The Problems of Friendship

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