3 friendship killers to avoid

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3 friendship killers to avoid

  1. 2. Scripture <ul><li>John 15: 12-17 </li></ul><ul><li>This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you </li></ul><ul><li>13- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends </li></ul><ul><li>14- Ye are my friends , if ye do whatsoever I command you </li></ul>
  2. 3. Scripture <ul><li>15- Henceforth I call you not servants, for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my father I have made known unto you. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Scripture <ul><li>16- Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name he may give it to you </li></ul>
  4. 5. Scripture <ul><li>17- These things I command you, that you love one another </li></ul>
  5. 6. 3 FRIENDSHIP KILLERS TO AVOID
  6. 7. 3 Friendship Killers to Avoid <ul><li>Good friends are hard to come by, and acquiring good friends is only half the battle. The other half is keeping them. If you want to keep your friends, I suggest you don’t do these friendship killers. </li></ul>
  7. 8. 3 Friendship Killers to Avoid <ul><li>1. Gossip - is simply mischievous talk about others </li></ul><ul><li>A good friend will keep what he or she knows in confidence, unless someone in authority needs to be notified. </li></ul>
  8. 9. 3 Friendship Killers to Avoid <ul><li>Proverbs 16:28 </li></ul><ul><li>A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. </li></ul>
  9. 10. 3 Friendship Killers to Avoid <ul><li>2. Selfishness - How can we expect to keep the company of others if we are only concerned about ourselves? </li></ul>
  10. 11. 3 Friendship Killers to Avoid <ul><li>Philippians 2:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul wrote that we are to consider others better than ourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>If we act unselfishly, we will encourage our friendships to grow </li></ul>
  11. 12. 3 Friendship Killers to Avoid <ul><li>3. Unforgiveness - </li></ul><ul><li>Our friends will make a mistake. Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Because they are human. As our friends miss it and then turn from their mistakes or sin, we are to forgive them </li></ul>
  12. 13. 3 Friendship Killers to Avoid <ul><li>Ephesians 4:31-32 </li></ul><ul><li>Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. </li></ul><ul><li>32  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. </li></ul>
  13. 14. 3 Friendship Killers to Avoid <ul><li>Challenge: </li></ul><ul><li>Write an encouraging note to a friend who is going through a rough time. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a thank you note to one of your friends and thank him/her for things that he/she has done to help you. </li></ul>

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