Be An Encourager


The command to be an encourager is found throughout the Bible.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:11-23, the Apostle Paul gives the following 16 examples of how we can be an encourager.

1. BUILD EACH OTHER UP

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) says Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Example: Point Out To Someone A Quality You Appreciate In Him Or Her.

2. RESPECT LEADERS

1 Thessalonians 5:12 (NIV) says Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.” Example: Look For Ways To Cooperate And Help.

3. HOLD LEADERS IN HIGHEST REGARD

1 Thessalonians 5:13 (NIV) says Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.” Example: Hold Back Your Next Critical Comment About Those In Positions Of Responsibility. Say “Thank You” To Your Leaders For Their Efforts.

4. LIVE IN PEACE

1 Thessalonians 5:13 (NIV) says “Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.” Example: Search For Ways To Get Along With Others.

5. WARN THE IDLE

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV) says And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” Example: Challenge Someone To Join You In A Project.

6. ENCOURAGE THE TIMID

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV) says “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” Example: Encourage Those Who Are Timid By Reminding Them Of God's Promises.

7. HELP THE WEAK

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV) says “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” Example: Support Those Who Are Weak By Loving Them And Praying For Them.

8. BE PATIENT

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV) says “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” Example: Think Of A Situation That Tries Your Patience And Plan Ahead Of Time How You Can Stay Calm.

9. RESIST REVENGE

1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NIV) says Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.” Example: Instead Of Planning To Get Even With Those Who Mistreat You, Do Good To Them.

10. BE JOYFUL

1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV) says Rejoice always,” Example: Remember That Even In The Midst Of Turmoil, God Is In Control.

11. PRAY CONTINUALLY

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV) says “Pray continually,” Example: God Is Always With You – Talk To Him.

12. GIVE THANKS

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) says “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Example: Make A List Of All The Gifts God Has Given You, Giving Thanks To God For Each One.

13. DO NOT PUT OUT THE SPIRIT'S FIRE

1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NIV) says Do not quench the Spirit.” Example: Cooperate With The Spirit The Next Time He Prompts You To Participate In A Christian Meeting.

14. DO NOT TREAT PROPHECIES WITH CONTEMPT

1 Thessalonians 5:20 (NIV) says Do not treat prophecies with contempt” Example: Receive God's Word From Those Who Speak For Him. But, Always Check Out Their Message In Your Bible For Truth And Accuracy.

15. REJECT EVERY KIND OF EVIL

1 Thessalonians 5:22 (NIV) says “Reject every kind of evil.” Example: Avoid Situations Where You Will Be Drawn Into Temptation.

16. COUNT ON GOD'S CONSTANT HELP

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NIV) says May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Example: Realize That The Christian Life Is To Be Lived Not In Our Own Strength But Through God's Power.

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Do You Want To Go To Hell?



If so, it’s easy and the road is wide! All you have to do is continue living your life as you are now rejecting Jesus (God’s Free Gift Of Salvation).

However, if you would prefer to go to Heaven, according to the Bible (God’s Inerrant Word), there is only one way!

John 14:6 (NIV) says “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”
 
WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?

Heaven or Hell - The Choice Is Yours!

EVERYONE HAS SINNED

Romans 3:23 (NIV) says “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

THE PENALTY FOR OUR SIN IS DEATH

Romans 6:23 (NIV) says For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SIN

John 3:16 (NIV) says For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Romans 5:8 (NIV) says But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Jesus Christ paid the entire penalty for all of our sins when He died on the cross. All you have to do is accept what He did for you.

WHAT MUST YOU DO TO BE SAVED?

Romans 10:8-10 (NIV) says But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

ACCEPT GOD’S FREE GIFT OF SALVATION TODAY!

To learn how, please read our “God’s Free Gift" Page. Tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us, so we encourage you to do this today.

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