Sermon Outline, June 16, 2019, “Positive People”
Acts 4:36; Acts 11:19-29
~ I Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
~ I Thessalonians 5:14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Encourage one another with your Heart.
A Thoughtful Heart encourages others.
~ I Corinthians 13:5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
~ Philippians 2:4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
A Generous Heart encourages others.
~ Matthew 5:42 Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
~ Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
~ Luke 6:30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.
~ Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
A Supportive Heart encourages others.
~ I Corinthians 13:7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
~ Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Encourage one another with your Words.
Truthful Words encourage others.
~ Ephesians 4:25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
Grace-filled Words encourage others.
~ Ephesians 4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
~ Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Encourage one another with your Person.
A Humble Person encourages others.
~ Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
~ Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
A Holy Spirit-Filled Person encourages others.
~ Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
~ Romans 8:13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
A Trustworthy Person encourages others.
~ Proverbs 18:24 A man of too many friends comes to ruin,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.