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The Word of the Year: Encouragement Southpointe Community Church Sermons

    • Religion & Spirituality

Acts 11.19-26

“Encouragement = The act of inspiring others with renewed courage, a renewed spirit, or renewed hope”

1. Encouragement is celebrating others,
2. Encouragement is challenging others, and
3. Encouragement is clearing the way for others

1. Encouragement is Celebrating others
(v. 23) When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad,

(Hebrews 10.24-25) And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 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.

2. Encouragement is Challenging others
(v. 23) and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose.
(Hebrews 3.12-13) “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.”

3.Encouragement is Clearing the way for Others
(v 25) So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people.

Acts 11.19-26

“Encouragement = The act of inspiring others with renewed courage, a renewed spirit, or renewed hope”

1. Encouragement is celebrating others,
2. Encouragement is challenging others, and
3. Encouragement is clearing the way for others

1. Encouragement is Celebrating others
(v. 23) When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad,

(Hebrews 10.24-25) And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 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.

2. Encouragement is Challenging others
(v. 23) and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose.
(Hebrews 3.12-13) “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.”

3.Encouragement is Clearing the way for Others
(v 25) So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people.

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