Tag Archives: endurance

Perseverance; December 15, 2018


James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not … Continue reading

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Living for Jesus; November 30, 2018


2 Timothy 2:11-13 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are … Continue reading

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Patient Endurance; November 23, 2018


2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. Here we have it again: patient endurance/perseverance. That’s not a very popular idea in the Church today! We’re happy to receive God’s love, but the … Continue reading

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Faith, Love, and Hope; November 17, 2018


1 Thessalonians 1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m sure I’ve written on this every time … Continue reading

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Shepherds; February 10, 2018


Jeremiah 3:15 “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.” We sometimes forget that “pastor” means “shepherd.” This verse calls to mind Paul’s famous words to the Ephesians: “It was … Continue reading

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Patience; December 9, 2017


Isaiah 7:13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also?” Various English translations render this verse using “weary,” and the … Continue reading

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God’s Supply of Strength; July 17, 2017


1 Kings 18:46 The power of the Lord came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel. This was another miracle, but not being as dramatic as the immediately … Continue reading

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