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Strength #2 — Strong Examples

Be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. … Behold, we count those prophets blessed who endured. Also, you have heard of Job’s endurance and you have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, because he is emotionally tuned in and sympathetic. James 5:8, 11 Strength of heart occurs as … Continue reading

Strength #1 — Greater Strength

Loving God with all our heart, loving our neighbors as ourselves, resisting the Devil, and building up the Body of Christ require strength — specifically strength of mind and heart. When God commands us to be strong for these tasks, he also promises to supply us with strength, with the power to engage in the … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #1 – Carefully Watching

Certainly the Eternal carefully watches the whole earth, always ready to strengthen those who are committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 Modern military surveillance equipment scans the battlefield, searching for an exploitable weakness. Troops under its scrutiny anxiously fear their deficiencies will be discovered. They expend energy to camouflage their defects: energy needed used to … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong #8 — Strong Praise

Blessed be the Eternal, because he has heard the voice of my supplication. The Eternal is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank him. Psalm 28:6-7 Every experience I have with you, O God, in some way … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong #6 — Strengthening Prayer

Not all have faith; therefore pray that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men. But the Lord is faithful, who will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:2-3 It seems obvious that not everyone knows and trusts God. So why bring it up? We need to be reminded because … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong #5 — Contented Strength

God has said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” … Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Contentment is a requirement for receiving the grace of … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong #4 — Strengthening Words

Paul and Barnabas strengthened the souls of the disciples by reminding them to continue in the faith and to enter the Kingdom of God through the many unavoidable tribulations they will encounter. … Silas encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message. Acts 14:22; 15:32 One of the goals for communication in the Church … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong — #3 Renewing Strength

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of every grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, stabilize, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 Peter knows from experience that this promise is true. He is able to write about it here because God caused it to come … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong — #2 Strong Examples

Be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. … Behold, we count those prophets blessed who endured. Also, you have heard of Job’s endurance and you have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, because he is emotionally tuned in and sympathetic. James 5:8, 11 Strength of heart occurs as … Continue reading

To Make Us Strong — # 1 Greater Strength

Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria, nor because of all the multitude which is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him. With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the Eternal, our God, to … Continue reading