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Fellowship Of His Sufferings

Posted 11-30-2023 at 01:30 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"You can be sure that the more we undergo sufferings for Christ, the more He will shower us with His comfort and encouragement." - 2 Corinthians 1:5

These sufferings are not sickness and poverty as some religious teaching suggest. These afflictions are described as the "fellowship of sufferings" that the believer will encounter for doing the will of God, or the sufferings brought on by one's allegiance to Jesus.

"That I may know Him, and the
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Case's Marquee Talk: Just A Little 'Rithmetic

Posted 11-29-2023 at 08:52 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

There's just something about different folks out in the hither and thether who put marquees up in front of their restaurants or stores and make a few quips. Those are things people will remember, even if they have just a few scant seconds to look.

And I've got a dandy for you right here. It was spotted at El Arroyo's in Austin, and our sage wonders gave advice to those who add and subtract on a regular basis:

"Dear Math, grow up and solve your own problems...
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November 29, 2023 – Exhortation

Posted 11-29-2023 at 10:23 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Acts 13:52 - "And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit."

What is our attitude regarding allowing the Holy Spirit to manifest His life and power through us? Are we thirsty?

Are we longing to come to understand our Christ calling so we can bear fruit that remains for His Kingdom?

Are we willing to pay the price? Are we willing to forfeit in order to have? Are we willing to allow ourselves to die so that He may...
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Seeking Purpose, Hope, and Vision

Posted 11-28-2023 at 10:00 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." - 2 Corinthians 5:20k

We are His representatives on this earth. Jesus came so we would know what God was like. This we can easily accept. But, Jesus went on to say, "As the Father hath sent Me, even so, I send you" (John 20:21).

The Father was full of confidence that the Son would fulfill His mission successfully...
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Gathering Fresh Bread

Posted 11-28-2023 at 03:16 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." - 1 John 2:1

When the Holy Spirit shows us an area that needs repentance, we must overcome the instinct to defend ourselves. We must silence the little lawyer who steps out from a dark closet in our minds, pleading. "My client is not so bad."

Christ alone is your true advocate.

There are times when Christians get so hopeless and disappointed -- so discouraged because...
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