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Perseverance

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Comfort #4—Historical Comfort

Whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the comfort of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 Scripture comforts because it presents evidence that God is patient with us during our lapses of faith. He does not ask or expect perfect success in our efforts to … Continue reading

Prayer #8—Calming Answers

Be anxious for nothing, but by thankful prayer and supplication in everything, let God know your requests. Then the peace of God, which exceeds what human cunning can create, will keep your hearts and thoughts in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6–7 The prospect of answered prayer provides more peace to our anxious, apprehensive hearts than relying … Continue reading

Prayer #6—Just Answers

At all times you ought to pray and not act out of frustration. … God will bring about justice for his elect, who cry to him day and night. He will not delay long over them. He will bring about justice for them quickly. Luke 18:1 & 7–8 Few things are more irritating than delayed … Continue reading

Contentment #6—Challenged Contentment

He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how will he not also with him freely give us all things? Romans 8:32 While we need to be content when we are in the presence too much, we also need to be content when we encounter situations which threaten … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Jesus’ Perseverance

Jesus taught that the those who wanted to follow him would need to persevere to the end (Matthew 24:3). So we began our series about persevering in faith by acknowledging that sometimes we feel like giving up. When the pressure seems so unbearable that we’re ready to cave in, we need to fine tune our … Continue reading

Perseverance #8— Praised By Perseverance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again … and who protects us by his power through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3–5 How precious is the hope you have … Continue reading

Perseverance #7— Persevering Sowers

The one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life. So let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not give up. Galatians 6:8–9 Ranger training … Continue reading

Perseverance #6— Sympathetic Grace

We have a high priest who can sympathize with our weaknesses, One who has been tested according to all the things that test us, yet without sinning. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews … Continue reading

Perseverance #5—Beloved Keeper

The Eternal is near to all who call upon him sincerely. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him. He will certainly hear their cry and save them. The Eternal keeps all who love him; but all the wicked, he will destroy. Psalm 145:18–20 If we want to be kept by God, we … Continue reading

Perseverance #4—A Heart For The Work

Be very careful how you try to deliver yourself from difficulties; for God is at work among you so you will purpose and work according to good will I mentioned earlier. Philippians 2:12–13 Christian life is like a walk along the beach—in water up to our knees. We must concentrate every step we take so … Continue reading