Practicing Dependence

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Practicing Dependence

Suffering strikes all of us at different times and in different ways, but we all suffer. However God has promised that He will meet us in our suffering and encourage us. At the same time as His people He calls us all to enter into and walk with others as they suffer. Entering into this suffering means we must wholly depend on God. But what does that look like in our real day to day life?

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I'm filling up what's lacking in Christ's afflictions (Seriously? #2)

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I'm filling up what's lacking in Christ's afflictions (Seriously? #2)

Paul is joining in the work of Jesus, filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions, and carrying both the life and death of Jesus in his own body everywhere he goes. And beyond Paul's claim that he can help Jesus with His work, he goes on to show throughout the rest of Colossians that we can too.

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If We're Unwilling to Suffer, We'll Never Overcome Sin (Wanderer's Guide #4)

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If We're Unwilling to Suffer, We'll Never Overcome Sin (Wanderer's Guide #4)

Our willingness to suffer is in direct proportion to our victory over sin because resisting sin is likely going to hurt. It hurts as we deny ourselves the things we want, and it may hurt further if the people around us decide our self-denial is worth ridiculing.

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Jesus in Haggai (All About Jesus #13)

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Jesus in Haggai (All About Jesus #13)

Jesus is the new temple. If we don't know Him - if we don't come into God's presence in and through Him - then everything else we do is a waste of time. So we pray. We pray urgently like we need Him. We pray like the people all around us need Him. And we pray with the expectancy that He really does heal and transform.

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