Encourage someone in your church this week
June 30, 2014 by strengthenedbygrace
Here are five ways you can encourage someone in your church this week:
1–Point out how you see God working in their lives : Look for ways in which you see their character, their responses, their words, their affection for God changing and growing!
2—Tell them you are praying for them and do that: Pray for a few of your fellow believers in the church this week. Pray through your church directory on a consistent basis! And then let others know with just a short word, “I prayed for you this week!”
3 —Point out ways that they encourage you: they may have encouraged you by their faithfulness in service, a small act of kindness, an insight they shared, a lesson they taught, or a way in which they served the body
4—Share one encouraging Scripture with them or even read a portion of God’s Word together with them: This is such a simple way to encourage someone, but it is a powerful way! As you read God’s Word look for verses that encourage and strengthen your faith, love, and obedience. Meditate on them and pray them for others or read them with others.
5—Remind them God is for them and will always be faithful to them. “If God is for us, who can be against us!” “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32, ESV)
Here’s one more passage to encourage you all today: “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
” (Hebrews 4:14–16, ESV)
Now, who will encourage you today? This week? Plan for it! Pray about it! And go and encourage someone!