In Sunday’s sermon Pastor John encouraged us to endure through hardships and persecution in our walk with God and reminded us of God’s faithfulness to us in all seasons.
Enduring through hardships
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 2 Timothy 2:3-7
Enduring through persecution
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. The saying is trustworthy, for:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us; 2 Tim 2:8-12
The Faithfulness of the Lord is enduring
If we are faithless, he remains faithful for he cannot deny himself. 2 Tim 2:13
During this 13-week series through the words of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians, we will discover how our identity is stolen, confused, and lost in a world of distractions and doubt. We will unlock the secrets of how God is restoring our souls.
Please join us as we uncover the ancient truth of recapturing our God given IDENTITY.
When your identity’s been trashed, and your relationships are a mess, turn to the one who makes trash into treasure and a mess into a masterpiece.
Made Alive in Christ | Ephesians 2:1-10
1. What we were: Sin at work in us | Ephesians 2:1-3
2. What God did: God at work for us | Ephesians 2:4-9
3. What we have become: Grace at work through us | Ephesians 2:10
When sin was at work IN us,
God went to work FOR us,
so that Grace could work THROUGH us.