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Scott Harper
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Sunday, February 5, 2023
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February 5, 2023 Bulletin

 1 Samuel 18:1-4 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father's house. 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. 4 Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.   

1. Friendship is ________________________________________

Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12b
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: 12b A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.   

2. Godly Friendship Is ________________________________________  

Proverbs 27:10
10 Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you - better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away. 

John 15:13
13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.   

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1 Samuel 20:1-4, 16
1 Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked, "What have I done? What is my crime? How have I wronged your father, that he is trying to take my life?" 2 "Never!" Jonathan replied. "You are not going to die! Look, my father doesn't do anything, great or small, without confiding in me. Why would he hide this from me? It's not so!" 3 But David took an oath and said, "Your father knows very well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said to himself, 'Jonathan must not know this or he will be grieved.' Yet as surely as the LORD lives and as you live, there is only a step between me and death." 4 Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you want me to do, I'll do for you."  16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, "May the LORD call David's enemies to account."  

1 Samuel 20:30-34
30 Saul's anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don't I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you? 31 As long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Now send and bring him to me, for he must die!" 32 "Why should he be put to death? What has he done?" Jonathan asked his father. 33 But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill him. Then Jonathan knew that his father intended to kill David. 34 Jonathan got up from the table in fierce anger; on that second day of the month he did not eat, because he was grieved at his father's shameful treatment of David. 

1 Samuel 23:16
16 And Saul's son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God

1 Samuel 30:6
6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God 

5. Godly Friendship ________________________________________  

1 Samuel 20:41-42
41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together - but David wept the most. 42 Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the LORD, saying, 'The LORD is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.'" Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.   

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Proverbs 18:24 NKJV
24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly. But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 

 John 15:13
13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 

James 2:23
23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.