PRACTICAL, BIBLICAL GUIDANCE FOR FAMILIES - 4


ENCOURAGEMENT

1.) Intro - Barnabas (Son of Encouragement)
Acts 4:36-17 (He gave), Acts 9:26-27 (He supported God's man, and brought unity.)
Acts 11: 22-24 (He had a fruitful ministry), Acts 15:39-40 (He cared and nurtured.)
2.) Three Greek Words:
a.) Protiepo - "Urge forward, toward accomplishment or victory"
(usage - Acts 18:24-28) (example - Deut 1:38, 3:28, wrt Joshua)
b.) Paramutheomai - "Advise, train for action"
(usage - 1 Thes 2:11) (example - 2 Chron 35:2, wrt Josiah's priests)
c.) Paraklesis - "Strong consolation, comfort, security"
(usage - Heb 6:18-19) (example - John 14:1-3, 15:26, wrt Christ at the last supper)
3.-) Five Real People:
a.) Fathers - Create an atmosphere of encouragement via: 1.) Security 2.) Forward Motion
b.) Mothers - Create an atmosphere of encouragement via: 1.) Personal care 2.) Training
c.) Workers - Make these people successful: 1.) customers 2.) co-workers
d.) Coaches/Trainers/Teachers - Establish3: 1.) vision/identity 2.) communication 3.) 2G1B
e.) Servants/Volunteers - Make the world a better place for others. And: EDIFY!!!!!!!
4.-) BUT HOW?
a.) "in the law" (2 Chron 31:4) Load up on the Word.
1.) Biblically accurate - (not like 2 Sam 11:24-25, covering sin, or Psalm 64:5)
2.) Biblically overflowing. Load up with the building blocks of wisdom.
3.) Biblically identifying, that is, identifying you, your purpose, your destiny.
b.) "in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6) Load up on the Lord.
1.) Christ in you provides motivation
2.) Christ in you provides discernment
3.) Christ in you provides the right spirit.
5.-) OTHER COOL VERSES ON EDIFYING:
Romans 14:19..Romans 15:2..I Corinthians 8:1..I Corinthians 10:23..I Corinthians 14:3
1 Corinthians 14:17..1 Corinthians 14:26..2 Corinthians 10:8..Ephesians 4:12..
Ephesians 4:29..1 Thesalonians 5:11.
6..) SUMMARY
a.)BE ENCOURAGED - God loved you, bought you, holds you, uses you, provides for you,
builds you, protects you, enables you.
b.) ENCOURAGE OTHERS -"By this shall all men know you are my disciples, if you love one another."
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