EXPERENCING PERSEVERING FAITH
Preacher: Larry Rice
(Hebrews 10:35-36, 2 Corinthians 12:8-9, Matthew 7:7-8)
Part of the Topical Studies series, preached at a Friday Afternoon service.
Real Biblical faith is persistent faith. Trials over a period of time will either make us bitter or better. We must not forget the benefits that come from perseverance.
35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (ESV)
2 Corinthians 12:8-9
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (ESV)
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (ESV)