Is Your Faith Suffering? Do You Know God?

Our Hope & Faith Is In God

Is your faith suffering? Are you worried, feeling anxious? Are you fearful or scared about the future? What about watching the news? Reports on wars, hatred, self-indulgence, corruption, slandering as well as on natural disasters concerning earthquakes, forest fires, floods, famine and more? Luke and Timothy give an account of things we will see and come to know in the last days. But do not fret! There is glorious ending to this age-old story, if you are a Christian. Continue reading

Enduring In Our Service For Eternal Rewards

Seeking Our Eternal Rewards In Heaven

Continuing on from the previous post on Preparation, Pursuit and Persistence in our Eternal rewards in HeavenService from last week, Paul uses Christ Jesus as one more example of suffering through persecution , He is the chief example for all Christians as we prepare ourselves and walk in faith in the face of persecution,

2 Timothy 2:8-10 (NKJV)

Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

There can be no better example, of course, that Jesus Himself. First, Paul refers to Christ rising from the dead. We are immediately drawn to Jesus’ suffering and death.  Continue reading

Through Jesus We Can Be Persistence in Our Service

Preparation, Pursuit & Persistence Through Jesus 

Paul begins teaching using three analogies to drive home the logic for why suffering injesus trials is worthwhile for a believer. And how to be ready to face those trials.

2 Timothy 2:3-7 (NKJV)

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

First, Paul says that suffering hardship for the sake of the Gospel is like a soldier called for duty. Continue reading