“When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 TLB
“The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”” Genesis 2:18 NIV
“A mirror reflects a man’s face but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.” Proverbs 27:19 GN
“The righteous choose their friends carefully.” Proverbs 12:26 NIV
✔ Have unrealistic expectations
✔ Disrespect boundaries
✔ Bring out the worst in you
“Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
✔ Are unselfish
“Serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” Galatians 5:13-15 NIV
✔ Are independent not co-dependent
✔ Challenge you to keep God’s standard
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” Hebrews 10:24 NIV
3 Possible Action Steps:
1. Let the friendship end.
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”
2 Corinthians 6:14 NIV
2. Lead the friendship to change.
“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20 NIV
3. Start some new friendships.
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 NIV
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends.” John 15:15 NIV