Tag Archives: encouragement

God’s Encouragement; October 23, 2022


Isaiah 35:3-4 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fear; February 17, 2022


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. After … Continue reading

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Reward for Ministry; October 30, 2021


Philemon 1:7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. Here we have a record of one of the rewards of pastoral ministry. There is indeed deep joy and … Continue reading

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Comfort; November 14, 2020


2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any … Continue reading

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Community; May 29, 2019


1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. There are almost countless reasons to avoid isolation as a Christian, but this is one of the main ones. We weren’t … Continue reading

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Faith; April 18, 2019


2 Corinthians 1:24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm. Faith is not something in which we can command each other, but it … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; November 9, 2018


Philippians 3:16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained. The section ahead of this is so glorious that this perhaps gets overlooked much of the time. From verse 7 through 14 Paul expresses his own level … Continue reading

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December 28, 2016


Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Confirmation can be wonderful indeed. We indeed walk by faith and not by sight, (2 Corinthians 5:7) but occasional visual confirmation is very comforting. Particularly before GPS, spotting a landmark … Continue reading

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March 6, 2016


Luke 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.” It just hit me that here Jesus is putting anxiety … Continue reading

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January 18, 2016


Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved, for you are the one I praise. The section from verse 5 on is very rich “wisdom literature,” to the point that … Continue reading

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