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Enduring Courage (Romans 15:4)

Winning and losing

Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning is a habit; unfortunately, so is losing.” He understood that the results we get in life are simply the by-product of our repeated effort and our regimented schedule. (Rory Vaden, “Take the Stairs” p. 146.

You are my refuge

“In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you …

Trust God for peace.

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://bible.com/bible/59/isa.26.3.ESV

Evolution as God’s Continuous Creation

From Biologos.org By Wyatt Houtz On July 18, 2017 I was first introduced to theologian Jürgen Moltmann while I was a pastor at a megachurch in Seattle, when I read his famous books, the Theology of Hope, The Crucified God, and his autobiography, A Broad Place. Moltmann came to faith while in a prison camp in Scotland, after surrendering from the …

Subsequent glories

“Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but …

Brought safely

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the …

Rightly ordered

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!””‭‭Psalm‬ ‭50:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.50.23.ESV

to a living hope

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power …