"Encouraging One Another"
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
May 6, 2018
Central Passage
Acts 27:22-28
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

A.        Definition of encourage: “To inspire with courage or hope; to cheer; hearten; comfort; urge; impel; stimulate. That which gives boldness, confidence”

            B.        Discourage means: “To retard; oppose; hinder”

            C.        Because man is weak, needs help from an outside source

I.          GOD ENCOURAGES MAN:

              A.     Hagar; Genesis 21:14-18

              B.     Jacob; Genesis 8:10-17; Hebrews 13:5

              C.     The strength and shield of Joshua; Joshua 1:2-5; II Corinthians 12:9

              D.      Paul in the storm; Acts 27:22-25

              E.      Enslaved promised pardon; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 10:10

              F.      Through His word; Matthew 10:30-31

II.           CHRISTIANS SHOULD COMFORT ONE ANOTHER:

               A.      Christ set the example; Isaiah 61:1-3

                        1.          Sick of palsy; Matthew 9:1

                        2.          Disciples on the stormy sea; Matthew 14:27

                        3.          The adulterous woman; John 8:10-11

                        4.          Those in tribulation; John 16:33

               B.       Christians are to imitate Christ; I Corinthians 11:1

                         1.       Strong to encourage the weak; Galatians 6:1-2

                                   a.          Illustration: Moses encouraged Israel; Exodus 14:10-14; Deuteronomy 31:1-8

                                   b.          Weak should encourage the strong; Deuteronomy 1:38; 3:28

                                   c.           Jesus craved support; Matthew 26:40

                         2.       Old to encourage the young; David and Solomon; I Kings 2:1-4

                                   a.          Paul assured Timothy; I Timothy 2:1

                                   b.          Paul wrote; II Timothy 1:2

                        3.        Young to encourage the old; Ephesians 6:1; Proverbs 10:1

                        4.        Encourage ourselves

                                   a.          Danger in self-pity

                                   b.          Children; I Corinthians 14:20; 16:13

                                   c.           Seek help from above; I Samuel 30:8; Acts 16:19-25; Philippians 4:13

                                   d.           Some burdens we must bear alone; Galatians 6:5

CONCLUSION:

             A.         Will you allow God and man to encourage you?

             B.         Will you strengthen yourself and encourage others? Philippians 4:13