3rd F – Iron Sharpens Iron

When:  1/3/20

QIC: Can you hear me now? (CYHMN)

The Pax: Belding, Swan, Spam, CDC, Paycheck, Dipstick, CYHMN (QIC)


The Thang

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

Proverbs‬ ‭27:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬


As one “iron” implement interfacing and interacting with another “sharpens” them both, so the interaction of two people improves them both. People who live alone or avoid the company of others fail to benefit from this helpful give and take. Sometimes it can be abrasive and unpleasant, but it usually yields a better person. This is one of the advantages of Christian fellowship (Heb. 10:25). David and Jonathan’s interactions benefited both of them. So did Paul’s contacts with Peter, Priscilla and Aquila, and his fellow missionaries.

“This proverb is one of the best-known and often-quoted verses in the book. It is often exclusively cited in connection with male friendship

The phrase from Prov. 27:17, “iron sharpens iron” is almost universally seen as  positive: wise people should be questioning, encouraging, coaching, and challenging each other.

As brothers of F3 this is how we should be leading each other. It’s not just about “tough love” and mumble chatter. The biblical concept of Iron Sharpens Iron is so that both people benefit.

Q Source – Belding

Opportunity (Q4.4)

A Position Within A Group That Provides The Holder With Leadership Experience As Part Of An LDP



Thanks to the men that got up and joined in the discussion. Thank you for letting me lead you this morning. I consider our fellowship more than just freindships. I consider each of you High Impact Men as brothers on a mission. May God continue to bless you and your family.


  • Sign up to Q for 1st and 3rd F.   (https://f3florence.org/) Go to the Menu and click on Q Calendar.  Type your name in an open area next to a workout date.  Do it…or Ginger may come and get you!
  • CONVERGENCE this Saturday at Scrooge, do not go to any other F3 Florence sites unless you are looking for quiet meditation.
  • 2nd F is Monday’s and Wednesday’s 1215 – 1245. Monday’s @ Clean Eatz / Wednesday’s @ Groucho’s in McLeod.
  • Prayers for Tripp Lisenby and the Lisenby Family. We are praying for all of F3 Florence.

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