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Confidence

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Help #5 — Teaching Help

Abraham said, “God will provide the lamb for the burnt offering.” … Then Abraham saw behind him a ram caught in the thicket. Abraham took the ram, and offered him up in the place of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place “the Eternal Will Provide.” Genesis 22:8, 13-14 Abraham was not … Continue reading

Sustenance #4 — Sustained Rescue

The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom; to him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18 At the end of his life, the Apostle Paul knew that he could trust Jesus to keep him going, even in the face of seemingly … Continue reading

Sustenance #3 — Certain Comfort

Thus says the Eternal, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and the vegetation, who gives breath to the people on it. … “I am the Eternal, that is my name; I will not give my glory to another.” Isaiah 42:5-8 Comfort rests in the arms of confidence; and … Continue reading

Trials #4 — Passing Praise

It may be necessary for you to suffer for a short time in various trials, so that the proven character of your faith … will be displayed, resulting in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6–7 When Jesus walked the earth, his life was no bed of roses. The … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … Faith In Prayer

A famous hymn opens with the words, “What various hindrances we meet, in coming to the mercy seat.” Farther on the hymn gives some indication of why we find it so hard to pray: Restraining prayer, we cease to fight; Prayer makes the Christian armor bright. And Satan trembles when he sees The weakest saint … Continue reading

Certainty of Persevering

I Was Just Thinking … God’s Word teaches that throughout life, the Christian is engaged in a warfare with the powers of sin and darkness. With each of us, Satan’s objective is to destroy our confidence in Christ so that we will despair and leave off following him. We know that this is Satan’s objective … Continue reading