Posts Tagged ‘ Encouragement ’

VerseD: Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17, ESV

We can choose friends, but Christ chose us as His friends, and He has given us a brotherhood of believers to help us through life and into eternity.

VerseD: Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16, ESV

One of the strongest means of turning our minds from the thinking of this world is encouraging and teaching each other in God’s Word.

Let us help each other in the Spirit to have our minds conformed to Christ.

VerseD: Romans 15:4

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 15:4, ESV

God knows all things from beginning to end and directed history, guiding His prophets and apostles to point us to His truth, reminding us of His promises and faithfulness.

VerseD: Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17, ESV

We were not meant to live life alone. We encourage and guide each other in the Lord.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Proverbs 16:24, ESV

Everyone likes compliments, but sometimes we just need some good news, some encouragement. The greatest news is that God loves us even though we rebel, and He sent His Son to reconcile us to Himself.

VerseD: Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Proverbs 12:25, ESV

Daily life can be hard, and a realization of our sin can weigh heavy on the heart and mind.

An encouraging word can change a bad day to a good day, and the Gospel can free us from shame and fear.

VerseD: 1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
1 Peter 5:10, ESV

There are many struggles and attacks we face in this life, but our ever-present Lord holds us and lifts us up, ultimately to eternal life.

VerseD: Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10, ESV

Jesus promised persecution and problems in this life following Him, so we should encourage each other and take hope that He is with us.

VerseD: Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:24‭-‬25, ESV

We meet in person to encourage each other in the Word of God, with love, and to share the Gospel and do good works to bring glory to God.

VerseD: Romans 16:5

Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia.
Romans 16:5, ESV

Let us remember to encourage and love on those we cannot see often or at all, from new believers to those who have walked for decades.