134 - Encouragement For The Encourager

February 25, 2021

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 134 – SHOW NOTES


  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 134 titled:

Encouragement For The Encourager

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– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”

  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.


  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.


BB&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…

BB –  Who in your life experience was a great encouragement to you?


JT: ANSWER           & “How about you?


  1. Bob – POINT: Isn’t it interesting how we remember people who encouraged us a specific time in life when we really needed it and if you hunted those people down they probably never thought it to be a big deal. They may not have thought it a big deal but you did… and so does God.


Proverbs 11:25 (ESV) — 25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.


  1. JT ------ OK THEN LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog,

Encouragement For The Encourager


  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

Encouragement For The Encourager


  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”      ((((:03 PAUSE))))


  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…


  1. Bob - “One Breath From Death” and –… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT – “So here we go… in our time for WHAT ABOUT THIS…  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…




Why is it so important for all of us to think of ourselves as an encourager?

  1. Bob


  • First – Encouragement is something everyone could use.
  • Second – Encouragement is something everyone can do for someone else
  • Third – Encouragement is something that God takes notice of our doing and promises a reward.
  • So why don’t we take up the responsibility of being an encourager?


11A. – JT – Is this why Barnabas and his activities as an encourager is given so much space in the Bible?

11B. BB – Yes….as noted in the blog… Barnabas encouraged through his sacrificial giving, through standing up for others, through avoiding unnecessary criticism, through being a faithful friend, even through his being willing to tell it like it is pointing out a needed change.


  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT” –


What’s the key to which we focus in order to be an encourager?


  1. Bob

Think of yourself as a key person in the life of everyone you meet, particularly those close to you… and focus on how you can encourage them… keeping Barnabas as an example.

Obviously, you don’t focus on what you’ll get back but you can’t deny it…


Proverbs 11:25 (ESV) — 25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who  waters will himself be watered.

One way you get it back is to be encouraged yourself whenever you encourage someone else.


  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life….

How does this “encourager” concept work into the physical aspect of life?


  1. Bob’s answer…
  • In order to keep going with any physical training program you need encouragement – sometimes that encouragement comes via a coach, or a coaching system which marks your progress, or even better working out with a friend who will encourage you.



JT’s answer…


Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline …. To encourage others…


Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life

Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 134.


  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast

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  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- One Breath From Death


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