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But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. (Hebrews 3:13) Encouragement is defined as, “the art of encouraging, that which gives courage or incites to action or perseverance.” As followers of Christ, we are called to be encouraging to one another.…

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“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35) Yesterday, we talked about two different ways you can show love to the people around you. Today, I want us…

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Therefore encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:18) For years as a pastor, I have walked the grief road with those who are saying good-bye for a final time at a gravesite to a dearly cherished loved one. When I open the Bible to these words (especially from verse 13 to the end of the chapter),…

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For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you… (Colossians1:9) Thank the Lord for friends who pray! There is no doubt about it: We don’t know who has been praying for us, unless they happen to let it leak out. That’s what the apostle Paul was doing. His…

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Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:30) In our society and culture today, people post much of their lives on social media. Almost everyone is posting about their house, vacations, jobs, and especially their kids. I can’t imagine the pressure many mothers must…

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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105) When you need encouragement, where do you go? Who do you listen to? What do you search for? Do you listen to someone on TV? Do you call your parents or your best friend? Do you go to your Bible study teacher and…

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May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. (Psalm 20:4-5) I can’t forget the moment when I opened a short, encouraging card from a friend of mine and read this verse…

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The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth,…

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A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17) Yesterday, we talked about the importance of showing up for the people you love. While that is important and necessary if you want to love others well, there is more to building strong relationships than just being there for people. Let’s…

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That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (1 Corinthians 12:25-27) The word “Ekklesia” is the…

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