The Ministry Of Comfort
The Greeting (v. 1-2)
1. God is the source of our comfort. (v. 3-4a)
- Some promises of God:
Isaiah 40:11 & 29-31 -- A promise to shepherd His people.
Isaiah 41:10 -- A promise of His sustaining presence.
Isaiah 43:1-3a -- A promise of His protective presence.
Matthew 11:28-30 -- A promise of rest.
2. The church is the minster of the comfort which God provides. (v. 4b-11)
- Paul's peronal testimony og comfort in the midst of hardships:
1 Corinthians 4:8-9, 4:16-17, 6:3-10