July 15, 2012: Endurance

Text: 2 Corinthians 6:3-10

When I started our studies in I John, I was honing in on LOVE and OBEDIENCE. God's love for us and through us. Obedience to the truth and how that marks us as believers. As we've journeyed through together, I've been impressed with another theme: perseverance. God's Word is always perfect for His people at just the right time. We, corporately and as individuals, need to gain God's strength and perspective as we persevere through some challenging times. This Sunday we're going to park on that theme a bit and see what Paul has to say about endurance with the challenges he faced as he ministered the Gospel. Timeless phrases such as "dying, yet alive... sorrowful, yet always rejoicing" punctuate his personal testimony.