Encouragement is the assurance that we really do matter to God and to others. It’s essential to our life in the Spirit and growth in Christ-likeness. The relationship between Paul and the Philippian church was one of mutual encouragment. In Philippians 1 1-11, we learn that encouragement comes through faithful parternship, through affirmation, through compassion, through prayer, and through the God who promises to finish the good work he began in us. Click the link below to download.