1. sPeak words of encouragement, vv22-24 

A. Notice what God is doing

B. Speak words of encouragement 

C. God brings the increase

2. Partner with a friend, vv25-26

A. Find a partner not a problem

B. Someone different from you

C. Active in service together

3. Provide practical help vv27-30

A. Listen to needs

B. Respond

C. Sacrifice

“What this means for me is……………………………….……”

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