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A Heart devoted to Love is a Heart that gives God glory!
1 Thessalonians 2:19-3:10
God expects more than just “good deeds”. He expects complete access to the totality of your person and practice.
Romans 12:1-2
Praise the Lord for He is Risen! Resurrection Sunday is coming!!
Romans 8:28-32
We don’t need to be encouraged. We need to be transformed!
Isaiah 61:1-3
A truly wise man does not look to himself for righteous, but delights and mediates on the Law of God, his firm sure foundation.
Psalms 1
Rejoice in God for he has promised total restoration, sealed in Christ's blood.
Psalms 63:9-11
Meditating upon your Word reminds me of your upholding right hand, in this my soul clings, and in this my soul is satisfied!
Psalms 63:5-8
The Work of Christ is God's ultimate display of love, in this His power and glory are seen most clearly, and in this we are revived.
Psalms 63:1-4
Because of who He is!
Psalms 100
Joshua the warrior: a foreshadow of Christ, who is the ultimate warrior and our victory!
Joshua 1:5-9
God's creation displays that all are accountable to his authority, yet his love shines as a bright light to bring us into his Fatherly care.
Psalms 19:1-6
Rest in Christ for he is our righteousness!
1 Timothy 3:14-16
Because we are his people: 1) give thanks, 2) sing praise unto His name, 3) glory in His name 4) seek Him 5) remember His great works.
1 Chronicles 16:8-13
What are you hoping in?
1 Corinthians 15:56-58
God's righteous standard = Our greatest joy!
James 1
God standard produces a genuine piety that pleases Him.
James 1:26-27
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I Must Decrease, and He Must Increase
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
For it is when we turn our eyes to Christ and away from our "thorn" that we truly see His power and are given the ability to press on.
#weakness
#strength
#thegospel
Published May 30th, 2017
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Paul's "thorn in the flesh" is the means of sanctification used to reveal the power of Christ able to make him strong in weakness.
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So f to keep me from becoming conceited
So that I wouldn't exalt myself,
because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, 1
Because of the overwhelming glory and greatness of the person and work of Jesus Christ our Lord.
g a thorn was given me in the flesh,
Therefore , I was given a thorn in the flesh,
h a messenger of Satan to harass me,
who is also a messenger of Satan to aggravate me,
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to keep me from becoming conceited.
In order to keep me from becoming boastful in myself.
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i Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this,
Because of this I pleaded with the Lord three times about this,
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that it should leave me.
That it should leave me.
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But he said to me,
Instead , He said to me,
j “My grace is sufficient for you,
"My my grace is far able to sustain you,
for k my power is made perfect in weakness.”
For it is through YOUR weakness that my power is shown most and my glory is revealed."
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses,
Therefore I will glory and be excessively grateful of my weakness,
so that l the power of Christ may rest upon me.
So that the power of Christ may be within me.
m For the sake of Christ,
For Christ sake [the glory and honor of His name]
then, n I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.
Then , I am content in weaknesses, slander, abuse of all kinds, and destruction.
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For o when I am weak,
For when I am weak,
then I am strong.
Then I am strong in Him.
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