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A New Beginning

Christian talk radio with Greg Laurie

September 18, 2022

When it comes to our relationships, we should each ask, “Am I doing this right? ” And we should turn to God for the answer. Kicking off a relevant series on relationships, Pastor Greg Laurie explores what the Bible says about godly friendships. Notes In a culture that is redefining everything, we need to go to God’s original plan. A friendship is made up of two people committing themselves to one another. Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself. ” We need Godly friendships. You become like the people you spend the most time with. Show me your friends, and I will show you your future. Some people bring joy wherever they go. Some people bring joy whenever they go. Which person are you? “There are friends that destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. ” —Proverbs 18: 24 Look for godly people to be your closest friends. If your friend has no relationship with God, and they are dragging you down, then it could be time to part company. Give serious consideration about who you want to be your friends. Friends matter because you will influence them as they will influence you. As friends, we need to encourage one another, not discourage others. True friends support each other through thick and thin. A friend can help you through the hard times. True friends share their burdens with each other. True friends tell each other the truth. A true friend will tell you when you’re doing the wrong thing, too. “A true friend always stabs you in the front. ” —Oscar Wilde True friends resolve their conflicts. “Envy grows naturally in a relationship between equals. ” —Aristotle Envy has been described as a small town sin that breeds on proximity. “The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring. ” —Victor Hugo Once you have had your disagreement, try to find a resolution. Fight to resolve, not to win. If you go into to win, you lose, even if you win. Try out these eight words that you should be willing to say everyday: “I’m sorry, ” “Please forgive me, ” and “I love you. ” Jesus is the perfect friend.  True friends of Jesus obey Him continually. True friends of Jesus obey God in even the smallest matters. Do you have a relationship with God? Jesus is much more than a friend; He is also a Savior. Scripture Referenced 1 Corinthians 15: 33 1 Thessalonians 5: 11 Galatians 6: 2 Ecclesiastes 4: 9–10 Proverbs 27: 6 Ephesians 4: 26

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