ENCOURAGEMENT

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“ENCOURAGEMENT” : 

“ENCOURAGEMENT” MAY 25, 2008 1

Deuteronomy 1:38 & 3:28 : 

Deuteronomy 1:38 & 3:28 1:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. 2

Deuteronomy 31:7 : 

Deuteronomy 31:7 7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. 3

We Need This: : 

4 We Need This:

This is What WE Get : 

This is What WE Get 5

“ENCOURAGEMENT” is: : 

“ENCOURAGEMENT” is: Defined as - The act of inspiring others with renewed courage, spirit or hope. To spur them on, stimulate, and affirm them. Have You ever needed “encouragement”? 6

3 SOURCES on Where Can We Find Encouragement? : 

3 SOURCES on Where Can We Find Encouragement? #1 Encouragement comes from God! #2 Encouragement comes from within! #3 Encouragement can come from others! 7

Encouragement From God(Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From God(Old Testament) Psalms 27:13 says 13 I had fainted, unless (if not: - except) I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 8

Encouragement From God (Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From God (Old Testament) Psalms 27:14 says 14 Wait (to bind together by twisting) on the LORD: be of good courage, and HE shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. 9

Encouragement From God (New Testament) : 

Encouragement From God (New Testament) 2 Timothy 4:14-15 says 14 Alexander (man-defender) the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words. 10

Encouragement From God (New Testament) : 

Encouragement From God (New Testament) 2 Timothy 4:16 says 16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. 11

Encouragement From God (New Testament) : 

Encouragement From God (New Testament) 2 Timothy 4:17 says Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. (Hold Your Place Here) 12

God Desires to FEED Us : 

God Desires to FEED Us 13

Encouragement From Within : 

Encouragement From Within 14

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) 1 Samuel 30:1 says And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag (winding) on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; 15

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) 1 Samuel 30:2 says 2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. 16

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) 1 Samuel 30:3 says 3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. 17

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) 1 Samuel 30:4-5 says 4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. 5 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. 18

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) What's going on, David is supposed to be king? But God Promised? 19

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From Within(Old Testament) 1 Samuel 30:6 says 6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. 20

Encouragement From Within(New Testament) : 

Encouragement From Within(New Testament) 2Timothy 4:18 says And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. 21

Encouragement From Others : 

Encouragement From Others This past year, if someone had paid you $10 for every kind word you ever spoke about other people, and also collected $5 for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? 22

Encouragement From OthersGod ORDAINED : 

Encouragement From OthersGod ORDAINED 23 Hebrews 3:13 says But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Encouragement From Others(Old Testament) : 

Encouragement From Others(Old Testament) Exodus 14:13-14 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. 14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. 24

Encouragement From Others(CLAIM THIS FOR YOURSELF) : 

Encouragement From Others(CLAIM THIS FOR YOURSELF) Isaiah 50:4 says The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. 25

Encouragement From Others(New Testament) : 

Encouragement From Others(New Testament) Example of Barnabas Acts 4:36 says 36 And Joses (exalted), who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, 26

Encouragement From Others(New Testament) : 

Encouragement From Others(New Testament) Example of Barnabas Acts 4:37 says 37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 27

HELPING BringsEncouragement : 

HELPING BringsEncouragement 28

What do YOU See? : 

What do YOU See? 29

ENCOURAGEMENTBrings : 

ENCOURAGEMENTBrings 30

RememberIn Order of IMPORTANCE! : 

RememberIn Order of IMPORTANCE! #1 Encouragement comes from God! #2 Encouragement comes from within! #3 Encouragement can come from others! 31