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Paul is in prison. That much is clear. And many, on the outside, are wither saying, "Why didn't you listen to us - we told you not to go to Jerusalem!" or "Serves you right for not listening!" or "Good riddance - now we can get back to the things we want to say without interference" But Paul is not swayed. His motivation is the call of Christ - and in his eyes this temporary circumstance is just one more way for the Gospel to reach into the corners of the world it has not yet reached. This is because Paul sees, in everything, the platform and opportunity to tell the story of the Gospel one more time.
A powerful message by James Wright at the July Waiting on God in 1981 on the necessity of perseverance. How many blessings, victories, and answers to prayer are missed because the carnality in the heart of a church memeber causes them to give up.
Pastor Gary Combs continues the "Time to Thrive" series with this message from Hebrews 11 entitled: "Time for Faith." In the book of Hebrews we read that “faith alone pleases God.” Hebrews chapter 11 is like the Faith Hall of Fame. It lists people who have pleased God because of their faith. We can have faith that pleases God.
Testifying about Jesus will put you at odds with the world. But press on and don't be silent.
We look at this passage, Philippians 1.6-7 in light of Paul's story in Acts 21, to see what he means when he talks about God bringing things to completion, and the tie that must bind us altogether,
Followed the song "It Is Well With My Soul".
Hang On! September 2, 2012 - Reconnect Text: James 1:2-4; Philippians 3:12-14 Key Thought: No matter how we hang on to Jesus, he’s always the one holding us tighter. Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4, NLT
In John 6:37-40 Jesus promises to keep the people that the Father gave to him. This is meant to give us assurance that our salvation from beginning to end is in his hands. We also see that Peter is the perfect example of Jesus being the Good Shepherd who goes after his straying sheep.
There is a great danger for believers because there is someone who wants to prevent you from finishing the race. In order to do this, they will cut you off and prevent you from running forward. Paul warns us about these people, and teaches how to confront them and run the race.