Endure to the End

Rather you, than me

1.Demands great physical and mental stamina

2.Excessive investment –Years of work. –Long distances –Controlled Diet

3.Punishing toll –Injuries –Hours alone Could be doing something else

4.For what? –A medal –Fame –Money –Personal satisfaction

Spiritual Endurance

1.Demands great physical and mental stamina. •Struggle against the devil •Excesses of this world •Staying focus amidst constant distractions

2.Excessive investment –2Cor.12:15—“I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls.” –Mt.19:21—“Sell all and give to the poor…come follow me” –2 Timothy 4:7—7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; (NASB95)

3.Punishing toll –I buffet my body (1Cor.9:27) –Hours alone—Jesus 40 days in the desert –Stephen could have stopped his sermon

4.For what? –A medal –Fame –Money –Personal satisfaction

–Unfading crown of glory (1Pet.5:4) –Well done good and faithful servant (Mt.25:21) A mansion in Heaven (Jn.14:2

Isaiah 46:4 (NKJV)

Even to your old age, I am He,
And even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear;
Even I will carry, and will deliver you.


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