Presentation on theme: "The Gift of Encouragement 15: Greek Word Paracaleo Encourage Exhort Comfort Called alongside Description of the Holy Spirit Romans 12:8 If it is encouraging,"— Presentation transcript:
Greek Word Paracaleo Encourage Exhort Comfort Called alongside Description of the Holy Spirit Romans 12:8 If it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Example Barnabas Son of Encouragement Acts 4:32-5:1 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No-one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need. Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet.
The Story of John Mark Acts 15:36-16:1 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing." Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. 2 Timothy 4:9-11 Do your best to come to me quickly, for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.
The Encourager/Exhorter Great desire to see people reach their potential Sees every obstacle as a stepping stone They are step 1,step 2, step 3 type of people
The Protective fruit The Force of Patience The Force of goodness The Force of Joy