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Session 31

You are who you hang around

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:33-34

“You are known by the company you keep.”

How many times have we heard that old saying? As a teenager, that might have sounded silly, but it only takes a moment to realize how true it is.

Maybe that realization comes after getting arrested for being at a party with underage drinking, even though we didn’t have a drink. Maybe it comes when we find ourselves the subject of the gossip among the friends we usually gossip with. Or maybe the truth of that statement hits us hard when we are passed over for a promotion because our coworkers’ negative attitude influenced us to stop caring and trying at work.

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’ Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God — I say this to your shame” (1 Corinthians 15:33-34).

Community is a choice. We choose to invest in friendships that are beneficial and help us to be better followers of Jesus. Or, we can choose to invest in the friendships that would take us farther away from Jesus.

One of the best investments you can make is in friendships that encourage you to be more like Jesus.

The Lord has given us a great opportunity in the local church to create deep, meaningful, helpful friendships. We all need deep friendships where we share life struggles, we encourage, we speak the truth in love and we share our disappointments and victories.     

What kind of person do you want to be? Are you surrounding yourself with the friendships that could help you become that person? One of the best investments you can make is in friendships that encourage you to be more like Jesus.

Reflect:

  • Are there any friendships that you need to invest more in?
  • Are there any friendships that you need to invest less in?
  • What is one step you can take today to be more like Jesus in your friendships?

1

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

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2

What it means to be united

What it means to be united

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3

The one time boasting is OK

The one time boasting is OK

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4

What happens when the church comes together

What happens when the church comes together

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5

The church is bigger than a building

The church is bigger than a building

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6

What your silent judgment says about you

What your silent judgment says about you

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7

Do you do what you say you believe?

Do you do what you say you believe?

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8

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

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9

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

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10

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

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11

Sex…It’s not about me

Sex…It’s not about me

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12

God, please save my spouse

God, please save my spouse

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13

Change how you see instead of what you see

Change how you see instead of what you see

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14

Don’t tie the knot until

Don’t tie the knot until

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15

Why can’t I do what I want?

Why can’t I do what I want?

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16

Why give time and money to the church?

Why give time and money to the church?

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17

Do I have anything to offer?

Do I have anything to offer?

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18

Are you training to win?

Are you training to win?

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19

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

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20

What are you going to chase today?

What are you going to chase today?

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21

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

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22

Why submit to my husband?

Why submit to my husband?

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23

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

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24

You were made for this

You were made for this

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25

Does church even need me?

Does church even need me?

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26

Are you serving with the right motivation?

Are you serving with the right motivation?

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27

How to go from good to better to best

How to go from good to better to best

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28

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

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29

Are you going through the motions?

Are you going through the motions?

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30

Why does an empty tomb matter?

Why does an empty tomb matter?

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31

You are who you hang around

You are who you hang around

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32

How to embrace the unknown

How to embrace the unknown

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33

You don’t need to fear death

You don’t need to fear death

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34

How can I make a difference in the world?

How can I make a difference in the world?

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