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Admonishing one another. 1 Thessalonians 5:14. 14  Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. The content of this presentation. My role as a servant. The rules of admonishing. Warning the unruly.

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1 thessalonians 5 14
1 Thessalonians 5:14

14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.

The content of this presentation
The content of this presentation

My role as a servant.

The rules of admonishing.

Warning the unruly.

Comfort the fainthearted.

Be patient towards all men.

My role as a servant
My role as a servant.

Washing others feet.

3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, 4 rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Jhn 13:3-5

My role as a servant1
My role as a servant.

  • Co-worker with Christ .

  • 9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 1cor 3:9

  • The ministry of reconciliation.

  • 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 2Corin 5:20

My role as a servant2
My role as a servant.

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 1 Corinthians 3:6

My role as a servant3
My role as a servant

Seeing the spiritual warfare

Have the ability to see beyond the physical circumstances.

12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:12

My role as a servant4
My role as a servant

Pastoral care

My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, Galatians 4:19.

The rules of admonishing
The rules of admonishing.

On the same level /Humbly


With love

The rules of admonishing1
The rules of admonishing.

For he who is rebuked with harshness, despairing of himself, becomes more bold in contempt. On this account it is necessary by admonition to render the medicine sweet. John Chrysostom

The rules of admonishing2
The rules of admonishing.

On the same level / humility / modelling

3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; Colossians 3:12

The rules of admonishing3
The rules of admonishing.

  • On the same level / humility / modelling

  • “ Humility is the root ,mother and nurse of every virtue” John Chrysostom.

The rules of admonishing4
The rules of admonishing.


If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. 1 Peter 4:11

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16

The rules of admonishing5
The rules of admonishing.

  • Motivated by love

  • 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. Colossians 3:14

  •  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 1Corinthians 13:1

Warning the unruly
Warning the unruly.


adjective, un·ru·li·er, un·ru·li·est. not submissive or conforming to rule; ungovernable; turbulent; intractable; refractory; lawless: an unruly class; an unruly wilderness.

Synonyms disobedient, unmanageable, uncontrollable, stubborn, disorderly, riotous. Unruly, intractable, recalcitrant, refractory  describe persons or things that resist management or control. Unruly

But who are the disorderly? All those who do what is contrary to the will of God. John Chrysostom

Warning the unruly1
Warning the unruly.

The rules of admonishing.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

Comfort the faint hearted
Comfort the faint hearted

describes someone who is not confident or brave and dislikes taking unnecessary risks. Afraid to move forward. Online Dictionary

He who cannot bear an insult is feeble-minded. He who cannot endure trial is feeble-minded. John Chrysostom


  • Unruly/ fainthearted

Comfort the faint hearted1
Comfort the faint hearted

  • The Lord Jesus

    • A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. Matthew 12:20 NIV

Comfort the faint hearted2
Comfort the faint hearted

  • The power of thought

    • As he thinks in his heart so he is. proverbs 23:7

  • St Isaac the Syrian

  • “ Make peace with yourself , and both heaven and earth will make peace with you”

Comfort the faint hearted3
Comfort the faint hearted

  • “our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have neither peace nor tranquillity.” Elder Thaddeus

Comfort the faint hearted4
Comfort the faint hearted

  • The power of the Word of God.

    • For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any double edged sward piercing even to the divisions of soul and spirit and of joins and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intent of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

      “Our life is carried by the bible as a boat is carried by the waves of the sea” John Cassian

Comfort the faint hearted5
Comfort the faint hearted

say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you." Isaiah 35:4

Comfort the faint hearted6
Comfort the faint hearted

  • The power of action /modelling

  • “ And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Deuteronomy 28 13
Deuteronomy 28:13

13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

Joshua 1 5 8
Joshua 1:5-8

No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. Joushua1: 5-8

Psalm 23
Psalm 23

23 The LORD is my shepherd;I shall not want.2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still waters.3 He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousnessFor His name’s sake.

Psalm 37 4
Psalm 37:4

4 Delight yourself also in the LORD,And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37 41
Psalm 37:4

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, AND He delights in his way.24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. 26 He is ever merciful, and lends;And his descendants are blessed.

Psalm 91
Psalm 91

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most HighShall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;My God, in Him I will trust.”

Isaiah 40 1 11
Isaiah 40:1-11

40 “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!”Says your God.2 “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her,That her warfare is ended,That her iniquity is pardoned;

The redeemer of israel
The Redeemer of Israel

43 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob And He who formed you, O Israel:“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by your name;You are Mine.2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,Nor shall the flame scorch you.3 For I am the LORD your God,The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;I gave Egypt for your ransom,Ethiopia and Seba in your place

Romans 8 15 17
Romans 8:15-17

15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together

Revelation 21 4
Revelation 21:4

4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

The power of the eucharist
The Power of the Eucharist

"Let us return from that Table like lions breathing out fire, terrifying to the devil!" St. John Chrysostom...