A leader must encourage

A leader must encourage

Acts 20: 1 “When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia.”


They had been seized and faced the accusations and were caught up in a violent near riot as the citizens were being tempted to think that they had defied their precious goddess. Paul had wanted to be with them but was held back by the wise disciples and his friends. So now they are together again. Paul does what all leaders must do, he encourages them. The word is paraklesis, it has a range of meanings from exhortation to comforting and consoling.

Paul must have done a good job because after he had done he left.

Leaders have to keep moving but there are times when it is just essential for them to stop moving for a moment in order to take part in paraklesis.


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