Warmth Comforts

September 11 2022

Topic: comfort

God Is Our God Of Comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 2 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV)

“I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass, Isaiah 51:12 (NIV)

4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  5  For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.  6  If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7  And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:4-7 (NIV) 

What Is Comfort?

“Comfort is the easing or alleviation of a person’s feelings of grief or distress.”

How Do We Comfort?

  • Start with Prayer
  • Be an Effective Listener
  • Speak from within
  • Share positive thoughts and memories… Get ‘em laughing
  • Make clear they have freedom to express their feelings and that it matters they do it
  • Interact with them consistently
  • Do things that say “I love you”

BIG IDEA: Your comfort could be the greatest bridge to help others move forward.

“You’re the greatest Christian someone knows!” – Chip Ingram