About Encouragement Media
Barnabus was the son of encouragement. There are times when we all need some encouragement in our lives. It sounds so simple, but a little encouragement can restore hope. None of us can live without hope. A life where everything is meaningless and nothing is worth doing – leads us down a very dark and depressing path.
Proverbs 13:12 “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” NIV
Barnabas accompanied Saul on his early missionary journeys. In Acts 11 we read of how many in Antioch were converted to the faith due to the Gospel (Good News) being preached by believers. When the church in Jerusalem heard about this, they decided to send Barnabas to encourage the new converts.
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” ESV
Faith does not materialize on its own. Faith grows when we hear the Word of God preached and taught. What is the purpose of faith?
Ephesians 3:14 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” ESV
I am not a perfect person, I have many faults, but I am not the focus here. God is. I don’t yearn to be famous and I don’t crave being the center of attention.
2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” ESV
It is like drinking tea from a Styrofoam cup. If I am not made of fine porcelain and edged with gold, then the only thing that you can comment on is my contents. I want to encourage you to look past me, Tienie, and to see Jesus working through me.
Tienie de Coning
Hi, I am a member of iMpact Family Church and I am based in East London, South Africa. At this point I am 36 years old. I have been writing tracts and short messages since high school. I attended Bible School and my hearts desire to encourage those around me with God’s Word.
At times I am ministering behind the scenes, like when I do the slides at church or when helping with admin. I also have a heart to teach and preach and God has used me to do those on occasion as well.
Pat van Wyk
I am Tienie’s mother. We studied at the same Bible School, at the same time. God has given me a heart for children’s ministry and I have written puppet shows, books and even recorded a puppet show DVD. At this point the DVD is not hosted online, but we are looking into that.
God has given each of us talents and I want to encourage you to get out there and do what God is laying on your heart to do. You can start small, remember that even with faith the size of a small seed that great things are possible.
For nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37). I have also been a speaker at Ladies conferences
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