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1 Corinthians 14:31
All of you may proclaim God’s message, one by one, so that everyone will
learn and be encouraged.

My Encourager

Who encouraged you when you were growing up? Who was there,
cheering you on? Who ran beside you, helping you to stay the course?
Was it a parent? A brother? A sister? A near-by relative? A friend?
A pastor?

Encouragers are really important people.
Their words of encouragement spring from their love for you.
They love you, and it feels so good.

How about now? Still getting encouragement?


Acts 11:23
When he arrived and saw how God had blessed the people, he was glad and urged them all to be faithful and true to the Lord with all their hearts.

When I Stumble

Have you ever noticed how it’s when you are starting to feel really
confident in life that you stumble? You know – something happens to
foul up the “stuff” you were doing. Seems like there’s a connection
between a confident spirit and stumbling.

Why is that? Is it just chance? Or is it that when we get so full of what
great things we’re doing that we miss the important stuff and we just


1 Thessalonians 5:14
We urge you, our brothers, to warn the idle, encourage the timid, help the
weak and be patient with everyone.

My Wish for You

People like to make wishes. Sort of childlike wishes. Do you
remember? I remember as a child wishing with all my heart for “this”
or “that.” And we wished, and we wished. Do you remember?

Oh, how sweet those times were.
We don’t “wish upon a star” much anymore.
Too bad. Wishing has a childlike magic to it that’s really contagious.

Let’s have a little fun again! Let’s make a wish.


1 Thessalonians 5:5-11
You are all children of the light and children of the day; we don't belong to the darkness and night. So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be sober. Night is the time for sleep and the time for getting drunk.

But let us who live in the light think clearly, protected by the body armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.

For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ and not to pour out His anger on us.


2 Corinthians 1:4
He helps us in all our troubles, so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God.

Loving Leads to Worthiness

Kairos is a ministry of affirmation. A ministry that says. “You are
worthwhile to the Creator of the Universe!” As Kairos Team
Members, we offer a loving affirmation of the person.
We listen…. And we love!

Affirmation is so important to the human experience. Without it, we
wither away on the vine.


Matthew 6:14-15
If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done.

At the Foot of the Table

Can you have love without having compassion? I mean, if you love –
love like Christ loves – doesn’t that mean that you have to be compassionate?

Compassion. Saying “I am part of this. I will listen. I will love,” that’s compassion. Saying I will journey the road with you, that’s compassion.


Matthew 11:27-28
"My Father has given me authority over everything. No one really knows the Son except the Father and no one really knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him."

Then Jesus said, "Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Double Blessings


Acts 20:32-35
And now I entrust you to God and the Word of His grace--His message that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those whom He has set apart for Himself.

I have never coveted anyone's money or fine clothing. You know that these hands of mine have workedto pay my own way, and I have even supplied the needs of those who are with me. I have been a constant example of how you can help the poor by working hard. You should remember the words of  the Lord Jesus: It is more blessed to give than to receive.


Now on His way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As He was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met Him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, Jesus, Master, have pity on us!

When He saw them, He said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." As they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus feet and thanked Him--and he was a Samaritan.


Ephesians 5:20
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, always give thanks for everything to
God, the Father.

Thank You for Being There

What a wonderful blessing it is to be a sponsor on a Cursillo/Walk to Emmaus!
Your heart is warmed as you help usher that friend, that loved one up close
to the heartbeat of God. What an experience – to help make a disciple!

In Kairos, being a Host is very unlike it is in Cursillo/Walk to Emmaus, and
for good reasons – you didn’t select the participant you will host. The
participant’s environment is totally alien to your environment.
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