You can encourage and establish the tested faith of God’s children in Christ.

You can encourage and establish the tested faith of God’s children in Christ.

“to establish [sterizo] you and encourage [parakaleo] you concerning your faith, that no one should be shaken by these afflictions [thlipsis]” (1Thes 3:2,3)

“I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.” (1Pet 5:12)

“Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2Cor 13:11)

“who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2Cor 1:4)

“Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast” (2Cor 7:6)

“Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.” (1Thes 5:11)

“but exhort one another daily, while it is called Today” (Heb 3:13)

“I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” (Jude 1:3).

“rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer” (Rom 12:12)

“therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith.” (1Thes 3:7)

“so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure” (2Thes 1:4)

“I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Rev 1:9)

“I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church” (Col 1:24)

“And not only that, but we also glory [kauchaomai=boast] in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces [katergazomai] perseverance [hupomone]; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Rom 5:3-5)

“My brethren, count it all joy [chara] when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing [dokimion] of your faith produces [katergazomai] patience [hupomone]. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (Jm 1:2-4)

“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” (1Pet 5:10)

Reading: 1Thes 1-3; Matt 14