Do Not Lose Heart

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on March 11, 2012
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2 Corinthians 4:1 If ever a man had reason to lose heart and give up, Paul was the man.

Paul believed in the resurrection and found the resources to endure the struggles of life with it in view.

Paul’s aim was to bring glory to God.

Each day, we are closer to death and eternal life. Which will you focus upon? If you want to endure until the end, think like Paul.

What greater comparison can be given than a moment compared to eternity?

The great key to life is about focus. What do you look at?

We have a certain amount of groaning because we do not want to die but to be changed. We desire that our mortality may put on immortality. Romans 8:23

It is against the nature of man to desire death but not to desire the garment of immortality.

KJV says “earnest of the spirit”- The spirit is a small taste of the full thing that we will inherit when Christ returns. 2Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13 and 14; 4:30

Hebrew 11:13-16 Focus upon our moral flesh, the world, the present time is discouraging or disheartening.

Our ambition is always to please Yahweh.

Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:16; 14:10; Acts 10:42; Revelations 2:23; 22:12

The love of Christ manifested by his sacrifice holds us in.

We are all ambassadors for Christ.

Galatians 6:19; Ephesians 3:13; Luke 18:1
Our knowledge of and focus upon the age to come, fear of Yahweh, and the love of Christ influence how we live as we wait.

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