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11-04-18 Encourage

Encourage

 I believe that Parkway is an encouraging church. I want to be like the Apostle Paul and say, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) In the early church we encounter a man by the name of Joseph, who was so gifted by God that he was surnamed, Barnabas, which means “Son of Encouragement.” We can learn much from him.

Responds to Needs in a Way that Blesses Others

Acts 4:32-37

 

Stands Up for and Stands Beside Others

Acts 9:26-27

 

Exhibits Spiritual Characteristics

Acts 11:19-24

Joy in seeing God’s grace at work

Spiritual focus of exhorting others

Genuine goodness which is perceived by others

Full of the Holy Spirit

Clearly observed faith in Christ

 

Committed Long-term to Spiritual Growth of Others

Acts 11:25-26

 

Trustworthy in All Circumstances

Acts 11:27-30

 

Open to the Leading of the Holy Spirit in All Things

Acts 12:25 – 13:1-3

 

Speaks Boldly for the Sake of the Gospel

Acts 13:26

 

Sees beyond Failures to Work Godly Transformation

Acts 15:35-40. Colossians 4:10