Sermon About Encouragement: Encourage the Encouragers 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

Sermon About Encouragement: Encourage the Encouragers 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

In 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15, the apostle Paul gives instructions to the believers in Thessalonica on how they should treat one another in the church community. He writes, "And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else."

This passage highlights the importance of encouraging one another in the faith, especially during difficult times. 

Courage Will Make the Difference. Joshua and Caleb are remembered for their Courage. The rest are remembered 500 years latter for their cowardice Psalms 95:7-11


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1. Every act of encouragement is seen by our Master and will be rewarded by Him, Matt. 10:41-42.

It is important to trust in God and do not be afraid to ask for His help.
With the right attitude, we can accomplish great things by asking God for help.

Courage we can see. David, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Early Christians

When we search God and thank Him for everything He has done, He is more willing to answer our prayers.
By reminding ourselves that it is not our job to take care of the world all by ourselves, we can overcome fear, anxiety and stress. We can build a positive relationship with God and bring peace into our lives.

The people who lacked Courage: Faith Fails For Fear Numbers 14:1. Blame Moses and Aaron Numbers 14:2. Blame God Numbers 14:3

When you feel frustrated, discouraged or down in the dumps, it can be tempting to lash out at God. But this is a mistake. Instead of taking your frustrations out on God, try to listen to what He has to say. You may be feeling overwhelmed and frustrated because you're not Heeding His call. Or maybe you're experiencing a spiritual dry spell. Whatever the reason, God is still here and He's still working out His plan for you. If you ignore Him, you'll just end up missing out on all the blessings that are coming your way!

Courage is seen in Paul. 2 Timothy 4:7  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2. God comforts us so we can comfort others with His comfort, 2 Cor. 1:3-5.

When you start to feel discouraged or hopeless, it's natural to turn away from God. But instead of acting on these feelings, try turning to Him instead. Tell Him how frustrated you are and ask for His help. Pray that He will give you strength and wisdom so that you can cope with whatever obstacle is standing in your way. When we focus on God, He is faithful and reliable.

We all need taking care of and being encouraged by someone. It can be a friend, family member or a pastor.  Encouragement means to encourage someone to do something or feel something. Encouragement can be as simple as saying good morning to someone or as big as praying for them. It can come from many different places and in many different ways, but it’s always important to have some type of encouragement in our lives. When you don’t have any encouragement, you may feel sad or depressed because nobody is telling you that you are doing great or that you are loved. With encouragement, there is no limit to how great or how much you can accomplish in life.

God show  that  care about them. This could be through your word or actions.  This could mean listening to their problems or concerns, and making sure to hear what they are trying to say.

3. Our Spiritual Obligation to Encourage Each Other, Eph. 4:16.

Barnabas is Spiritually perceptive man (Acts 11:23): The encourager cannot be self-absorbed. He or she looks upward (to God) and outward (to others), Phil. 2:3-4.

Many times it looks as if Christians are on the losing team—especially when persecuted externally and compromising internally within our churches.
God knows that we need the encouragement that comes from seeing our present situations in light of our victorious end so that we can be triumphant now in light of Christ as the world’s victor.

Encouragement is a key component of any Church. Encouragement can range from simple words of encouragement to more elaborate gestures such. Whatever the form, it’s important to recognize that it has an impact on in both positive and negative ways. 

Positive encouragement can be a way to build love and trust within church; however, negative reinforcement can also have an impact. 

By Urging Each Other to Trust in God, Heb. 13:5-6.

  • 1. The one who saves us will stand by us.
  • 2. We must stand by Him, and help others do the same.
  • 3. Emphasize faithfulness to Lord, 2 Chron. 35:1-2; Acts 14:21-22; 15:41; 18:23.
  • 4. Promote godly living (Acts 9:31), obedient service (Phil. 2:12), and faithful worship (1 Cor. 14:26).


In summary, 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 encourages us to be intentional about encouraging and building up one another in the faith, through both our words and our actions. As we seek to follow these instructions, we can strengthen our relationships with one another and grow in our walk with God.

John wrote a message of hope describing the ultimate victory of Christ to counteract compromise from within and to encourage perseverance in the midst of hostility from without. As readers see the final future triumph of Christ over evil they can gain confidence for the present. Rev 1:1-3

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