The testing of your faith produces perseverance

I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Continue reading

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By faith he persevered because he saw him who is invisible

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. … Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. Continue reading

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For freedom Christ has set us free

Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Continue reading

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It is by faith you stand firm

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. … The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Continue reading

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(Treat) older women as mothers … with absolute purity.

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Continue reading

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Praise the LORD from the earth … young women

Let the (young women) praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted. Continue reading

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Old men will dream dreams

Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. … Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Continue reading

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Young men, let them praise the name of the LORD

Encourage the young men to be self-controlled … The glory of young men is their strength … (but) even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. … Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb. Continue reading

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Not my will, but yours be done

Going a little farther, (Jesus) fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” … “Father … not my will, but yours be done.” … He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father … may your will be done.” Continue reading

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The righteousness that God desires

But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. … Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.  Continue reading

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