How to Be an Encourager II

Acts 11:20-14

Today we will continue the brief series I began last Sunday, titled How to be an Encourager. This series is about encouragement. It acknowledges my personal need for encouragement and challenges me to be a source of encouragement for the lives I touch. Here are some of the points I want to share with you this morning:

1. Christians have __________ ____________ to draw from for encouragement.
Romans 15:4-5; Acts 9:31; Acts 11:23-24

2. Encouragement is more _______________ than __________________.
1 Thessalonians 3:2-3

3. Encouragement begins with ________________.
Acts 9:26-28

A. _________________ acceptance.
B. ______________ until you gain a real understanding of the other person’s need.
C. Be ___________ to give ______________.
D. Don’t expect anything ________________.

4. Encouragement speaks to people’s ____________.
2 Chronicles 32:6; Ephesians 6:22

5. _________________ to hearts.

A. Direct you words toward relieving the other person’s _____________.
B. ___________ the fronts people put up…speak to their _____________.
C. Use a tone of voice that says “you’re __________.”
D. Speak _____________.
E. Encouragement is more about ____________ than saying certain words.
F. Avoid __________________.

6. Encouragement is about ________________ people up! Ephesians 4:29

I pray God will use us to mutually encourage each other as we do His work.

Dennis Randall

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