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Welcome To Pastor Garry Clark’s PowerPoint presentation from the January 28 th sermon: SMART START Iron Sharpens Iron! Welcome To Pastor Garry Clark’s PowerPoint presentation from the January 28 th sermon: SMART START Iron Sharpens Iron! Information on ordering a DVD copy of this sermon will be available at the end of this presentation
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. “The only way to have a friend is to be one!”
Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people, than you can make in two years by trying to get other people interested in you!”
Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. “Friends are the siblings God never gave us”
IN-CROWD FRIENDSHIP IS OVER RATED!
Proverbs 22:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. Valuing image, more than what is right, leads to a snare
IN-CROWD FRIENDSHIP IS OVER RATED! “Never do a wrong thing to make a friend, or keep one!”
Authentic friendship can rarely be developed and maintained in a whole bunch of relationships IN-CROWD FRIENDSHIP IS OVER RATED!
It’s very difficult to be REALLY CLOSE with lots of people! IN-CROWD FRIENDSHIP IS OVER RATED!
Instead of a bunch of “so-so” friends, or not so “so-so” friends, being smart is focusing on a few good friends!
Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Jesus commanded us to love people, even our enemies!
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Jesus commanded us to love people, even our enemies!
You can love all people, but you cannot be close friends with everyone!
When it comes to your close friendships, God wants you to be Smart!
“A friend is a present you give to yourself”
Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. A RIGHTEOUS MAN IS CAUTIOUS IN FRIENDSHIPS
We’re not talking about the issue of loving people… We’re talking about using your brain! BE SMART in your relationships! We’re not talking about the issue of loving people… We’re talking about using your brain! BE SMART in your relationships!
Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
THE VIOLENT Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
THE VIOLENT Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
THE VIOLENT Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Proverbs 20:19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
HOT HEADS Proverbs 22:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Proverbs 23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
FREAKS Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags
Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
REBELS Proverbs 24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
LIARS Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
LOVING “The friendship that can cease, has never been real”
Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
LOYAL “A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out!”
Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
HONEST “Only your real friend tells you when your face is dirty!”
Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
GOSSIP “Hold on to your friends with both hands”
Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Proverbs 25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
Proverbs 26:17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Proverbs 26:18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
PRANKSTER Proverbs 26:19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
PRANKSTER “Never hurt your friends – not even in a joke!”
Proverbs 26:18 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Please The Lord Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Be Quick To Show Love Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Be Slow To Anger Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Avoid Fussing Proverbs 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Be Slow To Answer Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Speak Kindly Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Shoot Straight Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Listen To JESUS John 15: This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
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