Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
Message By: Pastor Bam Lauvao
Series: Just In Time!
“A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;” (Ecclesiastes 3:5 NKJV)
IT’S NOT THE ENEMY THAT OFTEN HURTS US, IT’S THE FRENEMY WE FIGHT SO HARD TO KEEP!
Qualities Of A Godly Friend
1. GODLY FRIENDS WILL FOREVER DRAG YOU TO JESUS.
Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him. (Luke 5:18 NKJV)
2. GODLY FRIENDS WILL DO DRASTIC THINGS TO HELP YOU.
And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before JESUS. (Luke 5:19 NKJV)
THEY ARE WILLING TO RISK THE FRIENDSHIP.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. (Proverbs 27:6 NKJV)
3. ACTIVE FAITH FROM GODLY FRIENDS WILL ALWAYS DRAW A RESPONSE FROM JESUS.
When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” (Luke 5:20 NKJV)
But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins – He said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” (Luke 5:24 NKJV)
Life Group Discussion:
Are there folks in your life that build, encourage, and lift your spirit?Are there folks that don’t?
Who played vital roles in dragging you to JESUS?Name 4 people.
The truth often hurts.Have you had friends that spoke the truth to you?How have they shaped you to who you are today?
Are you a godly friend or a stumbling block? Please share areas you feel you need to improve as a friend.