VerseD: Isaiah 25:1

O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
Isaiah 25:1, ESV

Our God, who planned out history and redemption before the world was made, is faithful to fulfill all He has willed and promised.

He is worthy of our praise!

VerseD: Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10, ESV

You are blessed to be considered worthy to suffer as our Lord. If you are truly persecuted for faith in Christ, you are in the Kingdom.

This Sunday at Church: Remind someone of our Hope in Christ

I was already on my way to church when this was originally posted. After a day of moving to our new (to us) house, and all of the men who came out to help us and pray for our new home.
Then, I was able to encourage some at church with the Church History class I offer each Sunday morning, that it is possible to know truth, defend the truth, and know we are saved (which I get to preach on in three weeks!) in Christ.
Daniel

The Domain for Truth

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Remind someone of our Hope in Christ.

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VerseD: 1 Peter 4:16

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
1 Peter 4:16, ESV

If we truly are persecuted for our faith and the Gospel, we are counted as worthy to suffer as our Lord.

Remember, they are persecuting Jesus. We are merely His ambassadors.

VerseD: Matthew 12:18

“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.”
Matthew 12:18, ESV

Matthew quotes a prophecy about Jesus, fulfilled in His time. However, the Holy Spirit moves today through Hos Body, the Church, to reach the world for the Father’s glory.

VerseD: Romans 1:17

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Romans 1:17, ESV

The Gospel reveals God’s love for us and our need for Him, and it gives us the hope and faith that His promises are true.

VerseD: Romans 15:5

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus
Romans 15:5, ESV

We are to live in peace with those around us, especially our family in Christ.

Yes, it can be trying at times, but our Lord helps us by His Spirit.