Tips About Encouraging Others
An Encouragement Journey Book 1
A Small Group Study & Discussion Guide
- Encourage others by speaking words that will build up the other person. Your words are powerful. In Proverbs 18:21 it says, “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences” (NLT).
- Encourage others by saying good things about him/her to others when that person is not listening. Praise coming from someone else is always better than speaking about yourself, “Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—a stranger, not your own lips” Proverbs 27:2 (NLT).
- When you love someone else, you are encouraging them, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” John 13:34 (ESV), and, “And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us” 1 John 3:23 (ESV).
- When you are kind and affectionate to someone else, you are encouraging them, “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor” Romans 12:10 (ESV), and, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” Ephesians 4:32 (ESV).
- Acceptance, especially for a man, is powerful in its effect, “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God” Romans 15:7 (NIV).
- Listen and obey whatever the Holy Spirit is saying to you to do, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another” Galatians 5:25-26 (ESV).
- Demonstrating humility to someone else has a powerful effect, “. . . with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love . . .” Ephesians 4:2 (ESV).
- When you forgive a person you are encouraging them, “. . . if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive” Colossians 3:13 (ESV).
- Your conduct sets an example for another, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” Colossians 3:16 (ESV). People are encouraged when they see another behave righteously
- Exhortation of someone else is a positive not a negative thing to do, “But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin” Hebrews 3:13 (ESV).
- You can stir up or spur someone else to live their life in a way that is pleasing to Christ, “. . . and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds” Hebrews 10:24 (NASB).