The Christian’s Boast

Text: Romans 5:1-11 In our text, Paul used the word exult three times (NASB). The KJV used the words rejoice, glory, and joy in its place. The word means to boast about something. Usually we think of boasting as something that we shouldn’t do as Christians, but it depends on what we are boasting in (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:31). We can and […]

You Have Need of Endurance

Text: Hebrews 10:36 Endurance is a characteristic we must have as Christians. But WHY is it so important? In this lesson, we will consider a few passages that explain why we need endurance. NOTE: There are a few different English words (endurance, patience, perseverance), but they are all the same Greek word. To Continue Doing […]

Add Perseverance

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Faith must be the foundation of all that we do. Yet there are various qualities we are to add to our faith. In this lesson, the trait we will focus on is perseverance. Define Perseverance Greek word hypomoné – cheerful (or hopeful) endurance (Strong’s); the characteristic of a man who is unswerved […]

You Have Need of Endurance

Text: Hebrews 10:36 Endurance is a characteristic that we must have as Christians. But why is it so important? In this lesson, we will consider a few passages that explain why we need to have endurance. Note: We will notice a few different English words used in these verses (endurance, patience, perseverance), but they are […]

How to Handle the Trials of Life

Text: Philippians 4:13 Everyone faces trouble in life. How can we handle the trials in life that we encounter? Paul had trouble in his life. He knew he could do all things – including handling the trials of life – through Christ (Philippians 4:13). We must handle the trials of life in the same way. […]

Handling the Trials of Life

Text: James 1:2-4 “When You Encounter Various Trials” These trials are different than the temptations mentioned later (James 1:13-15) James says, “when,” not “if” — this is a certainty “Consider it All Joy” Not a natural reaction — this is why James had to tell them to do this Suffering has benefits — endurance (James […]