This is Us: Encouragers

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Chick-Fil-A founder Truett Cathy once said, “There is a fool-proof way to know who around you needs to be encouraged; here it is: that person is breathing. If they are breathing, they need encouragement.”  This is so true today!  In the book of Acts, we learn about one individual who had the gift of encouragement.  His name is Barnabas, and almost every time he shows up, he is encouraging others.  From his life we can learn 5 ways to give courage to others: 

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Finding God’s Will: Pray Continually

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”

Finding God’s will sounds mystical and complicated.  And often we are only concerned with the will of God when we feel stuck or confused.  But in 1 Thessalonians 5 we see three practical steps what will allow us to live in the will of God.  

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