How To Develop Lasting Relationships

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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "How To Develop Lasting Relationships" sermon at New Life Christian Church on April 6, 2014. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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How To Develop Lasting Relationships

  1. 1. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
  2. 2. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up."
  3. 3. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND I. A REAL FRIEND IS COMMITTED Proverbs 18:24 "A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
  4. 4. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND I. A REAL FRIEND IS COMMITTED Proverbs 18:24 (GN) "Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers."
  5. 5. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND I. A REAL FRIEND IS COMMITTED II. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSIDERATE. Proverbs 17:9 "He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends."
  6. 6. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS Considerate means you treat other people the way you want to be treated.
  7. 7. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND I. A REAL FRIEND IS COMMITTED II. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSIDERATE. Proverbs 17:9 (LB) "Love forgets mistakes, nagging about them parts the best of friends."
  8. 8. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND I. A REAL FRIEND IS COMMITTED II. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSIDERATE. III. A REAL FRIEND IS CONFIDENTIAL. Proverbs 11:13 "A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret."
  9. 9. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND I. A REAL FRIEND IS COMMITTED II. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSIDERATE. III. A REAL FRIEND IS CONFIDENTIAL. Proverbs 16:28 "…Gossip separates close friends."
  10. 10. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND IV. A REAL FRIEND IS CANDID. Proverbs 27:5&6 "Better is open rebuke, than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted."
  11. 11. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS They're candid, frank, honest, transparent, open, sincere, blunt, outspoken, straight!
  12. 12. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND IV. A REAL FRIEND IS CANDID. Proverbs 24:26 (Good News) "An honest answer is the sign of a true friendship."
  13. 13. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS 3 rules on how to be candid with friends: 1. You compliment in public; you correct in private. 2. You never rebuke a friend until you've proven that you are open to rebuke. 3. You correct them when they are up not when they are down.
  14. 14. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS Proverbs 27:9 "…The pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel."
  15. 15. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND IV. A REAL FRIEND IS CANDID. V. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSTRUCTIVE. Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
  16. 16. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND IV. A REAL FRIEND IS CANDID. V. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSTRUCTIVE. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “ Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
  17. 17. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND IV. A REAL FRIEND IS CANDID. V. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSTRUCTIVE. Proverbs 12:26 "A righteous man chooses his companions carefully."
  18. 18. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS We will become like the people we spend time with.
  19. 19. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND IV. A REAL FRIEND IS CANDID. V. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSTRUCTIVE. 1 Corinthians 15:33 "Bad companions corrupt good character."
  20. 20. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS “A true friend is someone who makes us do what we can do.” (Emerson)
  21. 21. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS SIX MARKS OF A REAL FRIEND IV. A REAL FRIEND IS CANDID. V. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSTRUCTIVE. VI. A REAL FRIEND IS CONSISTENT. Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
  22. 22. HOW TO DEVELOP LASTING FRIENDSHIPS JESUS IS OUR BEST FRIEND!

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