Overflow With Real Friends
John 21:15-17 NIV
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” (16) Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” (17) The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
1. A True Friend will tell you the truth for success in life
Proverbs 27:6 NKJV
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Ephesians 4:15 NIV
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
2. A True Friend is there on the good days and on the bad days
Proverbs 17:17 NIV
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Proverbs 18:24 NIV
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Romans 12:15 NIV
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
3. A True Friend would die for you
John 15:13 NIV
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 10:10 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.