Sunday evening when preaching on the friendship of Jonathan and David, I used the quotes to introduce the topic of real friendship.

Friendship quotes:

  1. A simple friend will stand by you when you are right, but a real friend will

    My 7th Grade Class

    stand by you even when are wrong (and they disagree).

  2. A simple friend identifies himself when he calls; A real friend doesn’t have too.
  3. A simple friend opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on his life; A real friend says, “what’s new with you?”
  4. A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent;  A real friend says, “you have been whining about that for 14 years. Get up and do something about it.”
  5. A simple friend has never seen you cry; A real friend has shoulder soggy from your tears.
  6. A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names; A real friend has them on speed dial.
  7. A simple friend brings a casserole to your party; A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.
  8. A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed; A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.
  9. A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems; A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
  10. A simple friend wonders about your past dating relationships; A real friend could blackmail you with it.
  11. A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest; A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
  12. A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument; A real friend knows that it is not a friendship until after you have had a fight.
  13. A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.  A real friend expects to always be there for you.
After reading this list all I could think about was “What a friend we have in Jesus.”
– Scott

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