EXHORTATION

The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the Word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 40:8



The Example of Paul

Acts 20:31
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.

Colossians 1:28
And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ.

I Timothy 1:5
But the goal of our instruction is love* from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith.


Instruction to the Church

Ephesians 5:21
Be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

II Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

II Thessalonians 3:14-15
And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that man and do not associate with him, so that he may be put to shame.

James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.


Adequacy of Believers to Exhort, Encourage and Counsel One Another

Romans 15:14
And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able also to admonish one another.

Hebrews 10:24-25
And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as we see the day drawing near.

II Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.


*Biblical definition of love: Romans 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.

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