Loves at all Times – Part 2

“A perverse man spreads strife, and a slanderer separates intimate friends.” – Proverbs‬ ‭16:28‬ Threats to Friendship “A perverse man spreads strife, and a slanderer separates intimate friends.” This is a hard truth on many fronts. First, in what it says about those who slander and spread strife—they are perverse—a word that means foolish. Second, …

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Loves at all Times – Part 1

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs‬ ‭17:17‬ Friendship – Loyalty, Love, Longsuffering We’ve been giving our attention to the Proverbs and particularly what they teach concerning friendship. We’ve already covered two crucial ideas, the first being what it looks like to be a good friend and …

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No Greater Love (Week 1) – Part 3

Choosing Good Friends Proverbs 13:20 reads: “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” In our first post, we talked about binding ourselves to truth and kindness, for friendship’s sake. But we should also understand Paul’s words about being unequally yoked to understand this concept. 2 …

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Faithfulness & Kindness – Part 2

In our last post, we connected the ideas of faithfulness and kindness and started to understand that God is kind even when we don’t deserve it. It’s this character, this never-changing nature, that leads us to repentance. God’s kindness doesn’t prevent sin, it simply serves as a beacon that lights our path of return. God’s …

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