The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Continue Reading “Our Stronghold”
To the one who is victorious, I will give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. Continue Reading “Our Name”
The mighty one. … The One he loves. … Overseer of your souls. Continue Reading “Names of Jesus – 6”
You are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. … They will call him Immanuel—which means, “God with us.” Continue Reading “Names of Jesus – 3”
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. Continue Reading “Blessed Assurance – 6”
I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. Continue Reading “Blessed Assurance – 1”
No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God. Continue Reading “Persevere”
We cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. … Others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ Continue Reading “The Gospel – 6”
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” … However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.
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The God we serve is able to deliver us. … There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save. Continue Reading “God is Able”