(NLOL) – Great Endurance

July 8, 2018
Rod Thom
2 Corinthians 6:3-13
      Rod Thom - (NLOL) – Great Endurance
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“ We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

11 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you.12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. 13 As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.

Key Points:

  • No Stumbling Blocks
  • Enduring through Trials and Difficulties
  • Endure with Integrity and Divine Provision
  • Enduring through the Good and the Bad

The real life of an ambassador for Jesus is not a 10 second sprint for the finish line but a race that requires great endurance and great focus.  Let’s fix our eyes on the one who has endured and the one who has overcome so that we will not grow weary and give up…

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