Lifespring!140 “What Great Friends”

Friendship…from a Biblical perspective, from your emails, and a story of friendship from a different perspective.

Scriptures

The greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends. You are my friends if you obey me. I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn’t confide in his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me (John 15:13-15).

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” (Proverbs 17:17)

Wounds from a friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. (Proverbs 27:6)

As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend. (Proverbs 27:17)

Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” (Amos 3:3)

Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. And on a cold night, two under the same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9 – 12)

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8)

Podcasts Mentioned

Shayna and Aaron’s Mind and Body Cast

Paul’s Indie Music Sampler and his son Joe’s Joe’s Podcast

Ron Stroope’s Zip 71101

James’ Minehead Baptist Church

Music

Spring Heeled Jacks Original Swinging Jass Band…“No Friends Like Old Friends”

Rob Costlow…“Friend”

Torsans…“Dog”

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