If he had promised to stop preaching, they would have let him out of jail. Why doesn’t God protect those who are serving Him from trials and persecution? The gym was not air-conditioned. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy eventually made his way through a door marked, "No Admittance." I recall the long and grueling basketball practices in high school. https://www.in-due-time.com/feed/atom/, {Labor Day} We took our Sabbath today and it was a, {Pruning Process} A month or two ago our neighbor, {The TRUTH} It’s no secret that the message of t, {August Date Night} Colby was supposed to go out o, {The Word of God} These aren't all my Bibles, just, {Happy Friday} Nothing says we are a month away fr, {✌ Colorado} We flew home last night from Co, {Rocky Mountain} Today we made our way into the na, {Cascade Falls} We started our day with a 7 mile h. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Last words are meaningful. You are not a flop until you let go. Any time a thought of fear or doubt enters your mind, it is always from the enemy. Here are some examples of how the word can be used in conversation. After a fourth friend appears and corrects the first three, as well as confronts Job, God does appear. 3) In order for our perseverance to have value we must have truth in our lives. Why not transform these obstacles into growth blocks by learning to adjust? The only way to learn patience is by facing this hurly-burly world, taking life as it comes. If you're reading through the Bible, Ruth almost seems out of place. This gives us an opportunity to look back and see how He has been faithful to us in all circumstances. He equips the called. This is the 2nd sermon in the series "A Faithful Servant". It is easy to start but hard to finish. Yahweh is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. But if I were to mention his name there is probably one event that has shaped his life. 4. Isaiah 26:4 “Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:”. Please the one whom you serve as a soldier, from whom you also receive wages. He had to contend with false prophets who told the people what they wanted to hear, which was directly opposite to Jeremiah’s message that they needed to hear. It took me 4 weeks of swimming to build up to 1 mile. 11:35), “Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again?” God does not owe us anything but judgment. By reading of some of the mistakes that these great men made, hopefully I can avoid the same. Losses will occur. The copilot, seeing the red light on the control panel that indicated an open door, radioed the nearest airport requesting permission to make an emergency landing. God's rewards await us in the distant future not near the beginning; and we don't know how many steps it will take to reach the prize. Combined with fear, feelings of weariness can cause us to view God’s character through the lens’ of our circumstances. When the Sun Sets: Jacob Meets God (Gen. 27:41-28:22), Jacob: When God Turns Darkness into Dawn (Expository Sermons On O.T. We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators. Never give up. We'd love to hear from you. It is holding on, gritting your teeth, clinching your jaw, riding out the storm. 33:14). (2 Corinthians 11:24-28). 10:36). Boss's last minute instructions before leaving town. Please don't do it. I was shocked when about a third of the hands went up! I’m still amazed at how many Christians have never read the Old Testament. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I have hope in Him.’” Like the psalmist, Jeremiah knew that if God is your portion, you have it all, though you have nothing else. For endurance. And the Bible says that is we will be spiritual champions, one day we can stand before the Lord and receive our gold medal, our commendation from Him. James points us to the Old Testament prophets (5:10), “As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.” There are three lessons: Once in my church in California, I was referring to the Old Testament story of how the godly King Hezekiah took the Assyrian King Sennacherib’s threatening letter and spread it out before the Lord in prayer.