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Be a Good Friend

Podcast Discussion Notes

Friendship is such a huge part of what makes us feel valuable and fulfilled in life.

Friends can be our biggest support and strength, or they can be our greatest downfall.

The Value of a Good Friend

1. What are some values you look for in a good friend?

Proverbs 18:24 - KJV, NAS, Amp, ISV, Ops Tank, NRSV, NLT, Message

(There is a vast difference between these translations)

What Does a Good Friend Look Like?

2. Would you define yourself as someone who is a good friend?

3. If you think about the conversations and activities you do with your friends, are you setting an example of Jesus for them? Are they setting an example of Jesus for you?

John 15:14-15 Amp

  • Jesus defines His friends as the people who follow what He says

  • He defines His friendship with us by saying that He shares what He knows with us

4. Based on this scripture, would you define yourself as a friend of Jesus?

 

Proverbs 17:17 NLT

Proverbs 27:9 Amp

Proverbs 27:10 NLT

 

5. These scriptures define a good friend as: loyal, someone who gives wise counsel, and someone who helps their friend in a time of need. Are there some places for you to grow in these as a good friend?

Choose Your Friends Wisely

6. How do you see your friendship with others as a way of portraying Jesus?

Finally, choose your friends wisely

Challenge

Look for ways to be a good friend to the people in your life. If you've made some bad choices and influenced people in the wrong way, consider apologizing and then do better.

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