Exhorting One Another
1) We need to plant the seed [to show our self a friend]
Matthew 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, sower went fort to sow;
(not all seeds germinate, those that don’t we replant)
not every seed that is planted brings fort fruit, the ones that do show life, we nurture.
Proverbs 18:24a A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:
2) We can witness to others when we make friends outside our church family.
My profession before retiring, was driving an 18 wheeler, on this job I was able to meet a lot of different people, and as
I met these other drivers I found out that they had come from a lot of different walks of life, some common laborers, some
as doctors, some as lawyers, some wealthy, some not so wealthy, in that way we are able to be friends and witness to
people of all walks of life
Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: The LORD is the maker of them all.
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;
One evening I needed work on my truck at a terminal of the company I drove for, while the I was in conversation with a
couple other drivers, with being able to spend time with them I had the opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus with
them and was able to lead and pray with one of them to receive GOD’s gift of Salvation.
3) Once nurtured, there needs to be a new birth
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see
the kingdom of God.
4) With that new birth, we receive a new heart/spirit
Ezeikel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
Before the new birth did we have a stony heart, and or a bad spirit? I think that the answer to that would in most if not
all instances could be a yes.
5) With the new birth, we are a new creation
2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things
are become new.
2Corinthians 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the
ministry of reconciliation;
With the new birth we are changed immediatly, the weight of sin has been lifted off.
6) Having been given the ministry of reconciliation, we need to be rooted in the WORD of GOD
Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with
7) To continue to grow, besides the teaching of the WORD, we also need the fellowship of one another
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking bread, and in prayers.
one of the ministries in our church is a monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast, we have breakfast[breaking bread,prayer,and
a devotional, and fellowship follows]
8) With the fellowship, we support one another
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.
9) And we pray for one another
Pray for reconciliation:
2Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in
Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Pray for spiritual growth
Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye
might be filled with the knowedge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Pray for healing
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent
prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
And finally, we grow spiritually in our walk with God with the teaching and preaching of our Pastor: and to do
that we attend church regularly, read our Bible, pray with and for one another, and have fellowship and
exhort [ which is to invite/comfort ] one another
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another:
and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
At Church we fellowship/encourage one another, pray for one another, we are re-energized, and re-filled with the Spirit of GOD.