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Sermon notes/outline for October 25, 2020 are posted below. You can watch this Sunday's sermon on our YouTube channel.

True Friendship: Closer Than a Brother

Proverbs 18:24


  1. Beware Fake Friends

  18:24a  “A man of many companions may come to ruin”

Prov. 13:20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

  1. Choose Faithful Friends

18:24b “but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”


True Friends Faithfully Wound You: They are not Flatterers

   Prov. 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

 Prov. 27:9 … the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Prov. 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.


True Friends Are There for You: They are not Fair-Weather Friends

Prov. 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Prov. 19:4 Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend


As you seek this kind of friend, be sure to be this kind of friend

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Lose a Friend

1) Be clueless about boundaries. 

2) Be insensitive.

3) Lie. Make jokes at their expense.

4) Don’t keep their secret. Gossip about them. 

5) Forget about them.

Where can we find a friend closer than a brother?

How could Jesus be such a friend?

1) Because this is Who He is! 

  Psalm 25:14 The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him . . .

  Exodus 33:11 … Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend

  Is. 41;8 … the offspring of Abraham, my friend; James 2:23 . . . he was called a friend of God

 2) Because of What He did! John 5:13


Previous Sunday's Sermon Notes

The Slaughtered Ox: Proverbs on Sexual Purity

Proverbs 5-7

Avoid the fate of the slaughtered ox – a person deceived by sexual sin.

  1. Be Clear Regarding the Boundary for Sexual Intimacy

Hebrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Resoure for building Marital Intimacy (David Powlinson).

  1. Beware the Allurements of Sexual Temptation
  • Seductive Words
  • Dehumanizing Lust
  1. Be Afraid of the Dangers of Sexual Sin
  • Sexual sin is a trap that is hard to get out of
  • The trap of sexual sin will leave you scarred


1) Guard Your Heart (7:24-25)

2) Run for Your Life (7:26-27)



Good News: The Bride of Christ is no longer the slaughtered ox.


1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.