From the Pastor's Study

St. Annie AME Church

The Harvest of Discipleship
Encouragement Always Speaks the Truth in Love

Most of us, at one time or another, have had someone in our lives who encouraged us. Perhaps it was a a parent, teacher, coach, or pastor. There are few things in life as meaningful as a timely word of encouragement that builds us up and helps us through hard times. Over my years of ministry, I have found a voice of encouragement can be life affirming, while a voice of discouragement can wield a mortal blow. People must always choose which voice they'll be.

As we encourage, we should always speak truth. Discouragement so is often built on a lie, driven by wrong information. When we encourage people with the truth, we show them we truly care.

Scripture Readings - James 2:16

For His Kingdom, Rev. Derwin D. Gipson, Pastor 


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