Be A Friend


A Friend Is: a comrade - a confidant - a backer - an advocate - an ally - an associate - a companion - a colleague - a person known well to another.

Four Levels of Friendship: Many people lack a clear understanding of the levels of friendship, which involve specific freedoms and responsibilities, depending on the closeness of the relationship.

The four levels of friendship are (1) acquaintance, (2) casual friendship, (3) close friendship (fellowship), and (4) intimate friendship.

Friendship Quotes
Fake friends: once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you. Don't sweat it, you deserved better anyway.

Only a true friend will tell you to your face what others are saying behind your back.

Friendship isn't about who you've known the longest, it's about who walked into your life, said "I'm here for you," and PROVED it.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give." Unknown

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.

If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.

Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food!

Husbands and wives (#4)  Brothers and sisters should be at least (#3).

Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.  (Help in time of need, mine)

John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Choose wholesome friends.  You CAN find wholesome friends in the local assembly (Church)!  it is a place of refuge, friendship and community.  It is a place where you can come when things are going well and also when you have really messed up!

There are people in the local assembly who have found answers to life and want to help you find answers also.  

Forget the past.  Believe again, trust again, love again!   Be a friends again!  

Of course, Jesus Christ is your BEST AND GREATEST friend!

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