“You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.” Psalm 10:17
“Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.” Acts 4:36–37
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:23–25
"Good words do more than hard speeches; as the sunbeams, without any noise, will make the traveler cast off his cloak, which all the blustering winds could not do, but only make him bind it closer to him." Robert Leighton
“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” Blaise Pascal
Jo Soper, who leads Exeter Network Church with her husband Jon, spoke to us about the importance of encouragement in our every day lives.