Acts 27:3 (KJV) And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

A. Paul spoke 8 times about him or others being refreshed by relationships

B. People can Drain you or they can Refresh you

C. The right people will have the right words to speak when you are down

D. The right people will create a safe space for you to share your vulnerabilities

E. Everyone needs someone in their life to help them cast their burdens on the Lord

F. Some people are gifted exhorters who build people up when they are down

G. In identifying those who can refresh you, look for

1. People who don’t dump on you
2. People who pray and praise
3. People who are supportive and stable
4. People who don’t gossip
5. People who are loyal to their leaders
6. People who have a caring and nurturing spirit
7. People who are full of the Spirit and Humility

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Dr. Bryant Bell