SERMON NOTES

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”  1 Thessalonians 5:11

1. ACCEPT PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE AT

“Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.”  Romans 15:7

2. DON’T LEAVE PEOPLE WHERE YOU FIND THEM

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

3. BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR OWN STRUGGLES

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”  James 5:16

4. ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP GROWING

“When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.”  Romans 1:12