Suffering Produces Endurance

Romans 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” We are made righteous in God’s sight by … Continue reading Suffering Produces Endurance

Setting our Minds on God

Matthew 16:21-23 ESV “From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Far be it from … Continue reading Setting our Minds on God

Steadfast under Trial

James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Hated and Persecuted Jesus Christ said that if anyone would come … Continue reading Steadfast under Trial

Abound in Love for One Another

We are Destined for This 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4 ESV “Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by … Continue reading Abound in Love for One Another

The Glory that is to Be Revealed

Our Present Sufferings Romans 8:18 ESV “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” While we still live on this earth in flesh bodies we will have sickness, sadness, and suffering of all kinds. Some of it will be … Continue reading The Glory that is to Be Revealed

But for the Will of God

Suffering in The Flesh 1 Peter 4:1-2 ESV “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the … Continue reading But for the Will of God

A Life with Purpose

Steadfast in Purpose Acts 11:21-23 ESV “And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was … Continue reading A Life with Purpose

Don’t Stuff the Pain

Psalm 119:25-28 ESV “My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes! Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to … Continue reading Don’t Stuff the Pain