Benjamin Karner: Comfort the Discouraged

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Benjamin Karner: Comfort the Discouraged (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

Benjamin Karner, pastor of First Baptist Church in Laredo, considers ways we become discouraged and the need to be mindful that the people around us may be in a time of discouragement. He details how and why those who follow Jesus should encourage one another. Such encouragement should be an outgrowth of and rooted in the gospel. Karner ends with an action plan to make sure encouragement becomes more than talk but becomes behavior.

This sermon was delivered during the morning service at First Baptist Church in Laredo, on March 24, 2019, as part of a series titled “Divergent.”

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