Biblical Concept: Encouraged,
1) Parakaleo - para
beside, kaleo = to call = to call for, exhort,
2) Paramutheomai -
= beside, mutheomai = a word, speech, a tale,
figment = influence by words, comfort, encourage.
3) Eupsucheo - Eu
= good, psucheo = life, soul = in good spirit,
(Only in Philippians 2:19).
4) Parakletos - An
advocate, helper, comforter.
1) God and encouragement.
2) Grace and encouragement.
3) Faith and encouragement.
4) Eternal encouragement.
1) God and encouragement:
Conclusions: 1) It is a
comfort and an encouragement to know
Acts 9:31; The Church, enjoyed
peace, being built up, going on in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort
(parakaleo) of the Holy Spirit. Compare Parakletos in John
14:16, 26; 15:26 and 16:7.
that God has a plan (the Holy
Spirit) for our comfort and encouragement.
2) Filling of the Holy Spirit
= comfort and encouragement. Stay filled
with the Holy Spirit.
Compare Ephesians 5:18-21.
Conclusion: It is a comfort
and encouragement to know that God
Romans 15:5; Now may the God who
gives perseverance and encouragement (parakaleo) grant you to be
of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus.
gives us comfort and encouragement.
Conclusions: 1) It
is a comfort and encouragement to know that God gives us comfort and encouragement.
2) It is our job, privilege, to present the comfort of God to others.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7; God of all
comfort (parakaleo); who comforts (parakaleo) us in all our
affliction so that we may be able to comfort (parakaleo) those who
are in any affliction with the comfort (parakaleo) with which we
ourselves are comforted (parakaleo) by God. For just as the
sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort (parakaleo)
is abundant through Christ . . . Cf. parakaleo in Philippians 2:1a.
Conclusion: The promises,
swearing (6:13) and character of God give us strong encouragement.
Hebrews 6:18; In order that by
two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may
have strong encouragement (parakaleo).
Conclusion: God uses other believers
to supply temporal comfort.
2 Corinthians 7:6; But God, who
comforts (parakaleo) the depressed, comforted us by the coming of
Titus. Note Titusí comfort (parakaleo) in 7:7 and 13.
2) Grace and encouragement:
Conclusion: Grace, Godís beneficial
opportunity, provides comfort and encouragement to our mentality and actions.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17; God our
Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort (parakaleo)
and good hope by grace, comfort (parakaleo) and strengthen
your minds in every good work and word.
Conclusion: God has gifted some
to be able to encourage and comfort.
Romans 12:8; Exhortation (parakaleo)
is a Grace gift. Compare parakaleo in 1 Corinthians 14:3 (consolation).
3) Application of Bible
Doctrine and encouragement:
Conclusion: Freedom from Old Testament
Law (Acts 15:5) is a comfort and encouragement.
Acts 15:31; The Church at Antioch
rejoiced at an encouraging (parakaleo) letter from Jerusalem.
Conclusion: The Scriptures
= comfort and encouragement for our souls.
Romans 15:4; through the encouragement
(parakaleo) of the Scriptures we might have hope.
of Bible Doctrine provides comfort to others.
Philemon 7, For I have come to
have much joy and comfort (parakaleo) in your love. . . Also Philippians
2:1 (consolation = paramutheomai ).
Conclusion: The translation
ďfaint heartedĒ is the compound Greek word oligopsuchos. Oligos
= little, small and psuche = soul. ĎSmall souledí is a good
translation. Encouragement = helping the soul of another.
1 Thessalonians 5:14; And we urge
you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage (paramutheomai ) the
faint hearted, help the weak, be patient with all men.
of Bible Doctrine results in comfort and encouragement.
2 Corinthians 13:11; Finally,
brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted (parakaleo), be
like-minded, live in peace; and the God oflove and peace shall be with
Conclusion: Knowledge and
application of Bible Doctrine results in comfort and encouragement in the
Colossians 2:2; that their hearts
my be encouraged (parakaleo), having been knit together in love,
and attaining, to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of
understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of Godís mystery, that is,
Conclusion: Given the eternal
ramifications, what could be more important than encouraging another personís
1 Thessalonians 3:2; Timothy was
sent to encourage (parakaleo) the Thessaloniansí faith. Also
(encouraging) in 1 Thessalonians 2:11.
Conclusion: Seeing application
of Doctrine in others is encouraging.
1 Thessalonians 3:7; in all our
distress and affliction we are comforted (parakaleo) about you through
your faith. Also verse 8. Also sumparakaleomai in Romans 1:12.
of Bible Doctrine and improvement should be rewarded.
2 Corinthians 2:7; forgive and
comfort (parakaleo) the repentant sinner.
4) Eternal encouragement:
= comfort for the believer in the God of the Bible.
Luke 16:25; Lazarus was comforted
(parakaleo) in Abrahamís bosom.
Conclusion: It is comforting
to know that the Church will not go through the
1 Thessalonians 4:18; rapture
comfort (parakaleo). Also (parakaleo) in 5:11.