The Father of Compassions, 2 Corinthians 1:3

God is the Father (the source) of Compassions and Encouragement, 2 Corinthians 1:3

Well Spoken of

He speaks well of us concerning spiritual things in the heavens, Ephesians 1:3

According to His great mercy we are born again, 1 Peter 1:3

He is the One who is well spoke of into the ages, Romans 1:25

Compassions – Having pity; Sympathetic sorrow for someone suffering or in distress

It is by the compassion (pity) of God that we are able to present our bodies as living sacrifices to Him, Romans 12:1

As the chosen of God we are to put on compassion (pity), Colossians 3:12

Our Pity needs to be Based upon the Pity God Shows Us

Those who broke the Mosaic Law were shown no pity, Hebrews 10:28

Not permitting Sin Among the Saints

That is not love, 1 Corinthians 5:1-2

Removing those who continue to sin from among the saints, 1 Corinthians 5:6-7

Showing Grace to Those who Turn from Sin, 2 Corinthians 2:6-7

Encouragement – to comfort, encourage, exhort

It is a Gift from the Holy Spirit for the Church, Romans 12:8

Not out from error or uncleanness or deceit, 1 Thessalonians 2:3

Exhorting is important alongside teaching, 1 Timothy 4:13

Discipline from the Lord is for our Encouragement, Hebrews 12:5

There are times when we need to bear with a word of exhortation, Hebrews 13:22

God Encourages Us in Our Tribulation, 2 Corinthians 1:4

Tribulation – a time of distress or suffering from oppression or persecution. To be put under pressure.

Works out patience, Romans 5:3-5

Tribulations in this life cannot separate us from Christ, Romans 8:34-35

It was out of Tribulation and Anguish of Heart that Paul wrote the first Letter to the Corinthians Saints because of Their Carnality, 2 Corinthians 2:4

The Comfort that Comes from the Faith of Others in the Midst of Tribulation, 1 Thessalonians 1:6

The Sufferings of the Christ abound unto Us, 2 Corinthians 1:5

Sufferings have to do what that which we are passionate about

While we were in the flesh, sinful passions were working out in our members, Romans 7:5

Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires, Galatians 5:24

Knowing the Fellowship of the sufferings of Christ, Philippians 3:10

Through the suffering of death, Christ became the Author of our Salvation, Hebrews 2:9-10

The suffering we face from Satan, 1 Peter 1:9

We suffer because we are willing to go through persecution, distress, and tribulation because of our passion for truth

Those who suffer have stopped sinning, 1 Peter 4:1

We suffer together as one body, 1 Corinthians 12:26

Suffering for the Sake of Righteousness is the Only Way, 1 Peter 3:14

We are not to be ones who suffer because of unrighteousness, 1 Peter 3:17

Christ left us an example, suffering for us, 1 Peter 2:21


God is the source for all compassion and encouragement

Compassion is showing pity towards others

Encouragement involves comforting and exhorting

Encouragement is a Gift from the Holy Spirit for the edification of the Church

Our encouragement of others should never be to support error, uncleanness, or done in deceit

God encourages us in our tribulation so that we can encourage others

Tribulation is a time of distress or suffering from oppression or persecution in which we are put under pressure

We are encouraged by the faith of others in our times of tribulation

The Suffering of the Christ

Suffering because of what we are passionate for

Ceasing from Sin

Christ left us an example