All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘suffering’

No Temptation Has Overtaken You… (1 Cor 10:1-13)

1 Corinthians 10:1–13 (ESV) 10 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the …

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Suffering for the Church’s Sake (Col 1:24-29)

Colossians 1:24-29 (ESV) 24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of …

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Legitimate Children (Hebrews 12:1-13)

Let us run with endurance. Do not grow fainthearted. You need to struggle against sin. Pain is good for you. Strengthen your knees and walk in a straight line. Discipline is good for you. Do not be sexually immoral. Be holy. What are your thoughts so far? Does it sound like a list of “To do’s”? Does it sound like …

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Running the Race (Heb 12:1-2)

Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders, and the sin that so easily entangles.  Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith; who for the joy set before him …

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Identify with Suffering and Accept with Agenda

The Scriptures declare the Sovereignty of God, that God is good, and that God has a purpose for our suffering. It also explains the many reasons why people suffer. As we enter into others’ experiences of suffering we want our responses to be shaped by compassionate Biblical thinking. In his third element of love, Tripp calls us to identify with …

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Entering Your Father’s Story

How Providence and Prayer interact.  God is present and cares about human suffering.  God uses prayer in redemptive history.

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The ‘End’ of 1 Peter (1 Pet 5:6-14)

1 Peter 5:6–14 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the …

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To Care for the Suffering (1 Pe 5:1-5)

1 Peter 5:1-5 1So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:  2shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful …

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The Impact of Suffering (1 Pe 4:1-6)

1 Peter 4:1-6 1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that …

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The End of Suffering (1 Pe 3:13-22)

1 Peter 3:13-22 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to …

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