Encouragement. The word probably makes you smile. We can never get enough of it, really. Oh, some value the encouragement of a friend more than others, but everyone needs it. The apostle Paul was many things: convert, world traveler, missionary, martyr, but he was also an encourager. Welcome to our study of Acts. In today’s verses, we learn about the entourage accompanying him on his journey from Greece back to Turkey, but notice what he's doing—"speaking many words of encouragement." What would words like that sound like coming from your lips? We’re glad you’re with us today to be encouraged by the gospel of Jesus and pray that what you receive from him moves you to speak words of encouragement to others. We call that, church.