"Comfort As Prescribed By The Lord
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Delivered On
July 9, 2017
Central Passage
Acts 27:22-28
Subject
P.M. Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:     

            A.         Definition:  “To inspire with courage or hope (to encourage); to cheer; hearten;

                         urge; impel; stimulate.  That which gives boldness, confidence”

            B.         To fail to comfort will:  “retard or slow down; hinder”

            C.        Because man is weak, he will often need help from an outside source

 

 I.        GOD HAS OFTEN COMFORTED MAN:    

           A.        He comforted Hagar; Genesis 21:9-22

 B.         He offered comfort to Noah; Genesis 8:10-17; Hebrews 13:5

 C.        He was the strength and shield of Joshua; Joshua 1:1-9; II Corinthians 12:9

 D.        Paul in the storm; Acts 27:22-28

 E.         Those enslaved by sin were promised pardon; Ephesians 1:7

 F.         He comforts man through His word; Matthew 10:30-31

 

II.         CHRISTIANS ARE TO COMFORT ONE ANOTHER:

 

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

                       1.         Sick of palsy; Matthew 9:2

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

                       3.The adulterous woman; John 8:1 

                       4.Those in tribulation; John 16:33

B.         We 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;

                  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 stated; II Timothy 1:2

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

     4.         We encourage and comfort ourselves: II Timothy 2:15

              a.         Self-pity is a dangerous attitude

                                     b.         We are to comfort our children; Ephesians 6:4

                                     c.         We must seek help from above; I Samuel 30:6; Philippians 4:13

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

 

CONCLUSION:

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

            B.         Will you gain strength to comfort and encourage others?