Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue authorities sent to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any appeal to make to the people, proceed."
Judas and Silas were themselves prophets, and gave the brothers much encouragement and strength by their words.
After traveling through those districts and giving the people a great deal of encouragement, he went on to Greece
1 Corinthians 14:3
But the inspired preacher does his fellow-men good and encourages and comforts them.
1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our appeal does not rest on a delusion, nor spring from any impure motive; there is no fraud about it.
1 Timothy 4:13
Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, preaching, and teaching.
Let us not neglect meeting together as some do, but let us encourage one another, all the more as you can see that the great Day is coming nearer.
I beg you brothers, to listen patiently to this appeal, for I have written you but briefly.
Supply the needs of God's people, be unfailing in hospitality.
So when you are going to give to charity, do not blow a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues and the streets, to make people praise them. I tell you, that is all the reward they will get!
The king will answer, 'I tell you, in so far as you did it to one of the humblest of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.'
And looking up, he saw the rich people dropping their gifts into the treasury.
The believers all shared everything they had with one another,
The apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and God's favor rested richly upon them.
and one of them named Agabus got up and under the influence of the Spirit revealed the fact that there was going to be a great famine all over the world. This was the famine that occurred in the reign of Claudius.
2 Corinthians 8:1
I must tell you, brothers, how the favor of God has been shown in the churches of Macedonia,
1 Thessalonians 2:8
That was the kind of affection we had for you, which made us ready to share with you not only God's good news but our own lives too, because you were so dear to us.
1 Peter 4:9
Be ungrudgingly hospitable to one another.
2 Corinthians 1:12
For my boast is what my conscience tells me, that my relations to the world and still more to you have been marked by pure motives and godly sincerity, not by worldly shrewdness but by the favor of God.
2 Corinthians 8:2
for in spite of a severe ordeal of trouble, their extraordinary gladness, combined with their extreme poverty, has overflowed in a wealth of generosity.
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I am afraid that just as the serpent by his cunning deceived Eve, your thoughts will be led astray from their single-hearted fidelity to Christ.
You who are slaves, obey your earthly masters, in reverence and awe, with sincerity of heart, as you would the Christ,
You who are slaves must always obey your earthly masters, not with mere external service, as though you had only men to please, but with sincerity of heart, because you fear the Lord.
just as you pay your taxes; they are God's ministers, devoting themselves to this service.
Then the governor, seeing what had happened, believed, and was thunderstruck at the Lord's teaching.
Take care of yourselves and of the whole flock, of which the holy Spirit has made you guardians, and be shepherds of the church of God, which he got at the cost of his own life.
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has placed people in the church, first as apostles, second as inspired preachers, third as teachers, then wonder-workers; then come ability to cure the sick, helpfulness, administration, ecstatic speaking.
1 Thessalonians 5:12
We beg you, brothers, to respect those who work with you and who lead you in the service of the Lord, and teach you.
1 Timothy 3:4
managing his own house well, and keeping his children under control and perfectly respectful??5 for if a man does not know how to conduct his own household, how can he look after a church of God?
1 Timothy 5:17
Elders who do their duties well should be considered as deserving twice as much as they get, particularly those who work at preaching and teaching.
Do not forget your former leaders, the men who brought you God's message. Remember how they ended their lives and imitate their faith.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Everyone must give what he has made up his mind to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion; God loves a man who is glad to give.
1 Corinthians 12:7
Each one is given his spiritual illumination for the common good.