We are the church; a family of believers committed to building each other up and producing new disciples in Jesus. Our calling is to make disciples of Jesus through prayer, study, and mission service. Through involvement with the church body each person will have opportunity to know and experience prayer, grow in their understanding of God and His desire for our lives lived out through mission minded service.
In our last newsletter I wrote about one of the key elements in the process of growth for any believer; the ability to accept and give forgiveness. This week I wish to address a second primary element necessary for maturity in Christ; ENCOURAGEMENT.
We all have this one need in common… we all need encouragement to keep on doing what is right… everybody does. There’s not a single person reading this article who doesn’t need encouragement to keep doing what is right. With that in mind, we can also see the other side of this coin; we need to give encouragement as well.
The Bible says; “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 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 3:12-13 NIV
Encourage each other to keep on doing what is right. And do so without the expectation of recognition or reward – however, I can almost assure you that you also will receive encouragement as you share with others. Keep building each other up.