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