Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday School Teachings - The Power Of Friendship

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

BIBLICAL CHARACTERS
:  Abraham – He was a friend of God because he believed in God and obeyed God all the time. - James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 27:17 - Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance (Character) of his friend.
Objective: Help the children learn and understand that friend can make or break someone.

Facts About Friends
1.      You Can Be A Friend Of God By Believing In Him And Obeying HimJames 2:23-  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

2.      If You Want To Have Good Friends, You Must Be Friendly Yourself First.
Proverbs 18:24 - A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
3.      You Must Choose Your Friends Wisely Because They Can Make You Or Break You
Proverbs 27:17 - Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance (Character) of his friend.Proverbs 13:20 - He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
BIBLICAL TRUTH: It is possible to become a friend of God by believing in Him – James 2:23

CHALLENGE FACTOR:
How do you Choose your friends?

POSITIVE CONFESSION: - I will choose my friends wisely and a company of people who obey God
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ALTER CALL.