The gospel as revealed in Holy Scripture serves us in a number of ways. One of those ways is to encourage followers of Jesus. Christians are not immune from discouragement. In fact, as Christians come to see their own weaknesses and failing more clearly, they are often very much in need of encouragement. The Apostle Paul demonstrates in his words and in his actions how the gospel serves to encourage us. And we, likewise, should look for opportunity to encourage those we touch each day.