Looking at this situation in the larger context, we see that a needed correction in teaching became a tremendous tool for “encouragement and strengthening”. When we allow the Holy Spirit to direct our teaching through the authority of God’s Word, these two things will automatically take place. The church in our day needs corrective teaching as much as encouragement to become biblically sound. Making sure your teaching is biblical, presented in humility, in the power of the Holy Spirit; the church will be firmly established, equipped and will naturally expand. More will be said about this in days to come.