HOUSE CARE FELLOWSHIP MESSAGE
TOPIC: ENCOURAGE THE WEAK
TEXT: Isaiah 35:3-4; Matt.25:31-40
Every believer must be an encouragement to one another in the faith. We should know that we are the spiritual Israelites and as the physical Israelites are surrounded by the enemies on every side in the Middle East; so also, we are surrounded by the enemies of God and His people in this world (1 John 5: 19; Rev. 12:7-12).
So, as a result, the unbelievers around, fight and persecute us, be they husband, wife, brother, sister, mother, father or neighbours. So, we should encourage one another.
We shall consider this message under the following sub-headings:-
1. The Reasons And Ways
2. Our Expected Response And The Effect
1. THE REASONS AND WAYS
We should know that encouragement helps those that are weak or discouraged to be strengthened and to have courage to move forward (1 Kings 19:1-8). Also, for us to know that we are not alone and that somebody is with us and cares for us (1 Kings 19:9-10, 14-18); we can encourage one another by visiting, caring, giving help, by prayers or phone calls and sharing the word of God.
2. OUR EXPECTED RESPONSE AND THE EFFECT
We that are elders and are born-again truly should forget our problems, but help and care for others like our Master Jesus Christ and the Apostles did (Phil.2:4-8; John 12:23-26). We should not be selfish or concerned with only our needs, we should take up that cross and follow the Lord to care for others (Matt. 16:24-25; Gal.6:1-2; 2 Cor.6:1); and as we care or comfort them (Isaiah 35:3-4), they shall be encouraged, serve God, and make heaven at last; and the Lord shall reward us at the end.
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