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Expressions Of A Thankful Person, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Luke 17: 16 , “He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan”.

We are quick to complain and ask God for things, but slow to thank Him for the blessings already in possession and slow or non – existent to give thanks when He does answer prayer, provide, or protect. Read the rest of this entry »

Biblical Manhood, 2of4, Evans Olang

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2Timothy 3:10-17, “10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me”

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Paul in writing to Timothy he says, “you have carefully followed my…Manner of life…”. We learn some of the things shaped by his theology. Paul was a diligent praying man right from his conversion in Acts 9:11, his epistles opened with greetings and assurance that he was praying for those he wrote to.

He encouraged believers to pray, 1Timothy 2:1-3. Paul also surrounded himself with men who he encouraged (sharpened) and those who encouraged (sharpened) him in this journey, for example Onesiphorus, 2Timothy 1:16-17, “16 The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain; 17 but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me”. Read the rest of this entry »