These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Encourage One Another

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Great Joy and Encouragement.

1. Hebrews 3:12-14; 10:19-25; 11:1. What is the "faith" we are to hold firmly? What are the ways you are encouraged "to hold firmly" to confidence in the faith of Christ Jesus? How can you use your confidence in Christ to encourage others?

2. Romans 12:1-8; Acts 9:31; Romans 15:1-7. How does God directly encourage us? Describe a time when God encouraged you and how.

3. Philemon 1:7; 1 Corinthians 13:1-4. In what ways, does genuine love provide encouragement?

4. 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Titus 2:15; Proverbs 27:5-6; Ephesians 4:15. When is rebuke more of a loving act than saying positive words of affirmation? Think of an example you have experienced or observed.

5. Romans 1:11-12; Hebrews 6:9-20. Faith, hope and love are the three greatest gifts of service to one another God gives. How can expressing our own faith, hope and love encourage others? When and why are words alone not enough?

6. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Peter 3:15. In your own words, how would you encourage (or how have you encouraged) someone who is grieving, or feeling depressed and hopeless? When would you not use those words?

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