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Refuse to Go It Alone

May 25, 2014 Speaker: Series: Unleashing Hope

Topic: Unleashing Hope Verse: Ecclesiastes 4:9–9:10

50 Days of Unleashing Hope

“Refuse To Go It Alone”

Pastor Duane Cross | 05.25.14

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)

5 Types of key relationships:

1. Vision Casters

2. Soul Sharpeners

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)

3. Models & Mentors “Follow my example, as I follow Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NLT)

4. Heart Healers “So Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself.” 1 Samuel 20:17 (NLT)

5. Tail Kickers “Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.” Proverbs 27:6 (NLT)

What are the benefits of close relationships?

1. You need encouragement.

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” Hebrews 10:23-24 (NLT)

2. You need support.

3. You need accountability.

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16 (NLT)

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