Read the following "encouragement" verses. What lessons do they teach?
Encourage Each Other
Read 2 Timothy 4:11. What has happened to change Paul's view of Mark?
Why do you think that happened?
What is the story of "Transformation" in Mark's life that you think Paul can tell at this point?
Read Acts 15:36-41. What surprises you about Barnabas in these verses?
How is he encouraging amidst conflict?
Who refused to give up on you when it felt everyone else had?
Who do you need to encourage that others are wired now to discourage?
Read Acts 11:19-26. How is the Barnabas encouragement model at work in these verses?
How can they be at work in your life?
Where is God stretching you to embrace others?
How can you encourage them?
Read Acts 9:23-30. How does Barnabas show encouragement with Saul (Paul) in these verses?
What happens to Saul perhaps if there is no Barnabas in his life?
Who brings out the best in your life?
Whose life are you bringing the best out of?
Read Acts 4:32-37. What do you learn about Barnabas in these verses?
Why do you think he is called, "Son of Encouragement"?
Who do you identify as an encourager?
How do you see such encouragement at work in their life?