The Ministry of Encouragement

Scripture Verses

Acts 4:36-37

Outline

Being an encourager is a pretty simple thing, but it has tremendous benefits for the person being encouraged. 

Encouragers

  • Acts 4:36-37
  • Barnabus, the Son of Consolation
  • Acts 11:22-24

Exhorted, Exhort, Exhorting

  • To urge someone strongly to do something
  • Thayer – To call to one’s side, to address, speak to, beg, entreat, to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to encourage, to strengthen, to instruct, teach
  • Vine – To urge someone to pursue a course of conduct. To propel forward, to urge forward, impel morally.
  • Acts 14:22
  • Hebrews 10:25
  • Acts 11:23; 15:32
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:11; 4:1; 5:14
  • Hebrews 3:13

Edified, Edification, Edify, Edifying

  • Acts 9:31
  • Building up character, the Christian, and the church
  • Thayer – The act of building, building up. The act of one who promotes another’s growth in Christian wisdom, piety, happiness, holiness.
  • Vine – The act of building, promoting spiritual growth, building a future body of believers, promoting the spiritual growth and developing of character in believers, teaching by example.
  • 1 Corinthians 14:3, 5, 12, 26
  • Ephesians 4:12, 16 29

Conclusion

  • Romans 14:19; 15:2
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • Read and study your Bible
    • Pray before reading
    • Read
    • Examine what the passage says to you
    • Say it back to the Lord
    • Share with others
  • Pray
  • Church attendance
  • Mentor – encourage, edify, exhort
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