Encourage Your Pastor
‘He…encouraged them for the service of the house of the Lord.’ 2 Chronicles 35:2 NKJV
Ever been in a situation where someone’s told you to do a job but not how to do it? You wanted to ask what to do but everyone’s too busy to show you.
The Bible says King Josiah ‘set the priests in their duties and encouraged them for the service of the house of the Lord.’ Josiah did two things: he instructed them, and he encouraged them. Why? One without the other doesn’t work!
Ever left church feeling lifted, encouraged and inspired by the service? So, have you ever thought of telling your pastor how much it meant to you, or sent an email of appreciation?
Pastors get more kicks than kisses. More than 1 in 3 quit the ministry because of discouragement. Did you know that? Even the great apostle Paul got discouraged: ‘When we arrived in Macedonia, there was no rest for us. We faced conflict from every direction, with battles on the outside and fear on the inside. But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus. His presence was a joy, but so was the news he brought of the encouragement he received from you. When he told us how much you long to see me, and how sorry you are for what happened, and how loyal you are to me, I was filled with joy!’ (2 Corinthians 7:5–7 NLT)
Titus encouraged Paul in two ways:
SoulFood: Gal 4–6, Matt 12:38–50, Ps 108, Prov 13:24–25
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