Contributed by Ken Gilmore on Jun 20, 2002
We need more encouragers in our churches. What are the characteristics of an encourager and a discourager. And some Bible examples of encouragers.
What is encouragement?
- The Greek word for "encourage" may be translated as comfort, console, inquire, beg, plead, counsel, urge, challenge. We see from this that encouragement has a two-fold emphasis: to comfort or reassure, to challenge or caution.