On One Condition

Spike may have found a new friend, but there’s one condition: Spike has to sabotage Scooter’s skateboard.

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Memory Verse

“The righteous choose their friends carefully”

Audio Icon   Proverbs 12:26a



In this episode, Spike recognizes that the conditions that Cole puts on their friendship make him a bad friend.

In the Bible, Job lost everything. Job’s three friends came over to comfort him, but all they did was blame God for all of Job's problems. They made long speeches trying to convince Job that God must be punishing him for something he had done wrong. But Job knew his friends weren't pointing to God. He even called them “miserable comforters” (Job 16:2). He trusted God instead of listening to his friends. God told them, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has” (Job 42:7). Job was able to stand up to bad friends. Can you?

Want to dig deeper and explore what scripture says about why good friends are so important? Check out Psalm 1, Proverbs 13:20, Matthew 5:16


Make list of your friends and write down what you like about each one. Circle the qualities that point you to God. Imagine what your friends would write about you. Are your qualities pointing others to God? Are there changes you need to make to yourself or to your friend group?

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