Certified to Comfort Pt 4
September 19, 2021
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CERTIFIED TO COMFORT: PART 4
SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2021
1 Corinthians 12:26 NLT 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
MSG If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
MSG All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel!
He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.
WHAT IS COMFORT? To aid, help, comfort, or encourage
Mark 4:37 – 38 NLT But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. 38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”
James 5:16 The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. (Amp)
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James 1:19 Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
MSG Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.
Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
2 Corinthians 7:4-7 I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds. 5 For when we came into Macedonia, this body of ours had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn —conflicts on the outside, fears within. 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.
1 Corinthians 16:17-18 TPT: 17 I was delighted when Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus arrived, for they’ve made up for your absence. 18 They have refreshed my spirit in the same way they’ve refreshed yours. Be sure to honor people like this.
*All scripture is New Living Translation (NLT), unless otherwise stated.