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The Need for Steadfastness Ø Wrongful suffering 1

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Wrongful suffering 1

1 Peter 4: 14 -16 If you are insulted for the name of Christ,

1 Peter 4: 14 -16 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 2

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Wrongful suffering Ø Weariness 3

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Wrongful suffering Ø Weariness 3

Galatians 6: 6 -9 Let the one who is taught the word share all

Galatians 6: 6 -9 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 4

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation 5

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation 5

James 1: 12 -15 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for

James 1: 12 -15 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God, ” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. 6

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation Tribulation and persecution 7

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation Tribulation and persecution 7

Matthew 13: 18 -21 "Hear then the parable of the sower: When anyone hears

Matthew 13: 18 -21 "Hear then the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 8

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation Tribulation and persecution

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation Tribulation and persecution Distractions 9

Luke 8: 14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those

Luke 8: 14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. 10

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation Tribulation and persecution

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation Tribulation and persecution Distractions Overconfidence 11

1 Corinthians 10: 12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed

1 Corinthians 10: 12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 12

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation Tribulation and

The Need for Steadfastness Ø Ø Ø Ø Wrongful suffering Weariness Temptation Tribulation and persecution Distractions Overconfidence The desire to live a godly life 13

2 Timothy 3: 12 -13 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life

2 Timothy 3: 12 -13 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14

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