BUILDING BRIDGES BY NURTURING OTHERS

 

For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. (Psalms‬ 107‬:9‬ NKJV)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

THE HEART OF NURTURING IS …

  1. A GENUINE CONCERN FOR OTHERS

 

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. (Philippians‬ 2‬:4‬ NKJV)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

THE HEART OF NURTURING IS…

  1. SHOWING RESPECT

Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another. (Ephesians‬ 5‬:21‬ MSG)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. (Romans‬ 13‬:7‬ NIV)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

THE HEART OF NURTURING IS…

 

  1. ENCOURAGEMENT

But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them. (1 Corinthians‬ 14‬:3‬ NLT)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

  • ENCOURAGEMENT ADDS VALUE

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. (Ephesians‬ 4‬:29‬ NKJV)‬‬‬

 

  • ENCOURAGEMENT CREATES BELONGING

Jesus then asked his twelve disciples if they also were going to leave him. Simon Peter answered, “Lord, there is no one else that we can go to! Your words give eternal life. We have faith in you,….” (John‬ 6‬:67-69a ‬ CEVDCUS06)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

  • ENCOURAGEMENT CHANGES PERSPECTIVE

And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” (Judges‬ 6‬:12‬ NKJV)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

THE HEART OF NURTURING IS…

 

  1. GIVING HOPE

There is hope in your future, says the LORD, That your children shall come back to their own border. (Jeremiah‬ 31‬:17‬ NKJV)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

 

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