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Be An Encourager.

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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