by Dan Goddard
“A true friend”- (John 15:12-17)
- Those whom we choose as our friends; will have a powerful affect on our lives and our destinies!
- They will either encourage us to go for it, or; they will influence us to compromise and fit in!
- True friends will lay down their lives for each other; so that they may mutually fulfill their destinies!
Question: How do my friends influence me?
Question: Do I have covenant friends; or convenient friends?
Question: Am I the kind of friend that rejoices when others succeed; even if their success costs me something….?
Example of a covenant friendship
(1st. Samuel 17:57-18:4)
(2nd Samuel 1:25-26)
** True friends are powerful intercessors!
Question: Am I a true friend?
Question: Do I have true friends?
Question: What hinders me from embracing covenant friendships?
Examples: Fear of rejection, Cost, Inconvenience, Other peoples opinion, an offended spirit, Lack of vision, Jealousy, Intimidation.
Father, I ask you to shine your lamp of truth deep into my spirit. I cry out for you to set me free from all that hinders me from truly embracing covenant relationships; and from all that hinders me from being a true friend… Amen