Unto the Hills – October 31, 2013

The Spirit witnesses to us by His Word and within our hearts that Christ died for us, and by faith in Him we have become God’s children.  What a wonderful thing to know the Holy Spirit has been given to us as a seal – a pledge – and a witness!

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his.”

2 Timothy 2:19 NIV

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Unto the Hills – October 30, 2013

Life cannot lose its zest when down underneath our present discomfort is the knowledge that we are children of a King.  “All things” are taken in stride; burdens become blessings in disguise; every wound, like good surgery, is for our good; and etched in every cross is the symbol of a crown.

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him.

2 Timothy 2:12

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Unto the Hills – October 28, 2013

Materialism has become the god of too many of us.  The Bible teaches that preoccupation with material possessions is a form of idolatry.  And God hates idolatry.  The Bible declares, “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith.

1 Timothy 6:10 RSV

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Unto the Hills – October 27, 2013

The persecuted are happy because they are being processed for heaven.  Persecution is to the Christian what “growing pains” are to the growing child.  No pain, no development. No suffering, no glory.  No struggle, no victory.  No persecution, no reward!

We…suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God.

1 Timothy 4:10

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Unto the Hills – October 25, 2013

The work of Christ is a fact, His cross is a fact, His tomb is a fact, His resurrection is a fact.  You are not called upon to believe something that is not credible, but to believe in the fact of history.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day.

1 Corinthians 15:3,4

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