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A church that perseveres in perseverance

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in discipleship | 2 comments

A church that perseveres in perseverance

In this short series, I’ve looked into various characteristics of life in which followers of Jesus Christ are to persevere. I said that we should persevere through temptation, forgiveness, grace, and trials.

But, these are not the only things that the authors of Scripture exhorted their readers to persevere. For example, they also said to persevere in love (John 13:34-35), unity (Philippians 2:1-2), peace (Romans 12:18), and good works(Galatians 6:9), among many, many other things.

From what I can tell, every follower of Jesus Christ struggles in some area(s) of obedience to God. It is in this area (these areas) that it is important for us to persevere.

It will be different for different people, but we can help one another persevere. In fact, we must help one another persevere. Of course, that means we must also be willing to share our weaknesses with others – we must get to know one another – we must actually care and help.

What do you need help persevering in? Has God placed someone in your life who can help you persevere in that?


A Church That Perseveres Series

  1. A church that perseveres through temptation
  2. A church that perseveres through forgiveness
  3. A church that perseveres in grace
  4. A church that perseveres in trials
  5. A church that perseveres in perseverance


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  1. 3-25-2012

    I need to persevere in learning how to serve people, and it’s almost completely through the example of some friends who serve others very well that I am taking some small steps towards serving better.

    These people are showing me how it’s done, not by way of a programmed set of activities, but just by sharing their lives with me and letting me see how they do it.

    I’m liking this little series, Alan, and I totally agree with you that we can only do this perseverance together!

  2. 3-27-2012


    Thanks for the comment. You and I may have been the only ones interested in this topic. But, that’s okay. I needed to hear it too.