Apr. 27, 2018


We are not boasting of things beyond our measure in other men's labors. But we

have hope that when your faith is increased, our region shall be greatly enlarged by you,

to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you and not to boast in another's man's

accomplishments. But, "Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord."

For it is not he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

2 Corinthians 10: 15-18

We find throughout the bible to encourage someone is a command. How can we encourage someone?

Pointing out to someone a quality you appreciate in him or her.

Respecting someone's opinion by listening to understand

Hold back your critical comments about others and focus on the good in them.

Search for ways to get along with others

Challenge someone to join you in a project.

Support those who are weak by loving them and praying for them

Think of a situation that tries your patience, and plan ahead of time how you can stay calm

Do good to those who mistreat you

Tell God your concerns and cares

Make a list of your God given gifts and give thanks for each one

Avoid situations where you will be drawn into temptations.

Realize the christian life is to be lived not in our own strength but in God's power.