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You Are Who You Run With (7 of 10)
Series: Who's In Your Fave 5?
Pastor Chris Brown
Why Some Friends Bring Us Down:
Psalm 1:1, Proverbs 12:15, 29:5, 22:24, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Galatians 6:1-2
- They give us bad advice.
- They encourage us to make bad decisions.
- They lower our standards.
3 Important Friendship Questions:
Psalm 1:2-6, John 15:4-15, Proverbs 27:5-6, 27:17, Psalm 119:105, 2 Timothy 2:15
1. Who do I get my advice from?
2. Who do I look to for approval of my choices?
3. What is my ultimate guide: the World or the Word?
2 Extremes To Avoid:
Hebrews 10:24-25, James 4:4, Proverbs 12:26
1. I can't be friends with the World.
2. Jesus hung out with the party crowd, why not me?
Be friendly to everyone, but choose wisely who you are friends with.
TAKING IT HOME
1. As you look back on the sermon and homework, is there a step you feel you need to take in order to strengthen an existing friendship or develop a new one?
2. Looking back at the two extremes Chris talked about, is there one of them you tend to gravitate towards? If so, can you think of anything you could do to help you avoid that tendency?
Growth Group Homework
Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching on You Are Who You Run With, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
1. Friendships are important. Yet it can still be difficult to develop great friendships. What are some of the common challenges people face when it comes to developing friendships?
How do these challenges change as we go through different life stages?
2. We all have different desires and capacities when it comes to making friends, and those tendencies seem to show up even when we are kids. Which of these statements best describes your experience with friends ...
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