Episode 71 of Let The Bible Speak.Faith - Encouragement

Definition:  The action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope.

Synonyms:  assistance; backing; cheer; comfort; consolation; faith; inspiration; optimism; reassurance; relief; reward.

Biblical Passages: 

Acts 4:36-37—Mention Barnabas (son of encouragement)

Acts 9:27—Barnabas brought Saul/Paul to the apostles

Acts 11—Encouraged brethren in Antioch

Acts 13:2—Barnabas and Saul set apart by God for the work

Acts 14-Performed signs and wonders

Galatians 2—Led astray like Peter for a period

Colossians 4:10—Mark, the cousin of Barnabas.  Believe that Paul and Barnabas made amends. Reconciliation in 2 Tim. 4:11.

1 Cor. 12:14-26—Importance of the various parts of the church.

Isaiah 55:11—Word will not return void

Joshua 1:9—Joshua encouraged by God to not fear

Deut. 31:6-8—Lord will never leave nor forsake you. Heb. 13:5 ref.

Matt. 28:20—I am with you always

1 Peter 5:7—Casting all anxieties because he cares

Phil.4:6-7, 13—Do not be anxious about anything; Peace surpasses all understanding. I can do all things through Christ.

John 14—Let your heart not be troubled.  House with many rooms. Go to prepare a place

1 Cor. 10:13—Temptation common to man.  God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.

Phil. 3:7ff—All things as rubbish to gain Christ

Heb. 4:5—Jesus knows what we are facing, being that he was tempted in every way.

2 Cor. 12:9-10—My grace is sufficient.

2 Tim. 1:7—Given a Spirit of power and not timidity

Matt. 11:28—I will give you rest

John 16:33—Jesus overcome the world

2 Thess. 3:33—Guard against the evil one

James 1:2—Count it joy when you suffer

Matt. 19—Giving up things for Christ (family, material things)

Pauline letters filled with encouragement for the churches

1 Thess. 5:11—build one another up

2 Cor. 1—God of all comfort

1 Cor. 15:58—Labor is not in vain

Heb. 10:24ff—encourage one another to good deeds/assemble with one another

Rom. 8:31;38-39—If God is for us, nothing can separate us from the love of God

Psalm 23—The Lord is my Shepherd