Don’t Quit! Poem

Have you ever felt like quitting? We all have at times. This poem will encourage your heart to keep going.

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Don’t Quit! Poem

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

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Bible Verses About Temptation (Every Christian Should Know)

Temptation is one of Satan’s most effective tools. These powerful Bible verses will equip and empower you to overcome temptation. (Includes free downloadable Bible verse list.)

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT TEMPTATION

Every Christian must face the reality of temptation.

Simply put, temptation is the enticement to sin.

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Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives us a deeper meaning of the word.

TEMPTA´TION, n.

The act of tempting; enticement to evil by arguments, by flattery, or by the offer of some real or apparent good.
When the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. Luke 4.
2. Solicitation of the passions; enticements to evil proceeding from the prospect of pleasure or advantage.
3. The state of being tempted or enticed to evil. When by human weakness you are led into temptation, resort to prayer for relief.
4. Trial.
Lead us not into temptation. Lord’s Prayer.
5. That which is presented to the mind as an inducement to evil.
Dare to be great without a guilty crown,
View it, and lay the bright temptation down. Dryden.

6. In colloquial language, an allurement to any thing indifferent, or even good.

Satan is the master tempter. He is very good at it. Countless lost souls and fallen Christians are his resume’ of destruction.

Temptation is a battle that you must face, but it is a battle you can win.

If the Lord can save our souls from eternal damnation, he can save us from temptation today.

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Don’t Let Your Church Die

In our efforts to plant new churches, we must not let the ones we have die.  Let’s strive to strengthen our existing churches while we plant new ones.

Matthew 16:18
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

A local church is a divine organism.  It is sparked to life by Christ for His people.  It was His idea.  He founded the local church, paid for it with His blood, and made Himself the Head of it.

Furthermore, He gives each local church His divine protection.

Every faithful assembly of believers has “Divine Perpetuity.”  That’s a fancy way of saying that each church has God’s supernatural protection and can continue until Christ returns.  

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Don’t miss this powerful truth!  A Church cannot be destroyed from outside forces.  Satan cannot destroy a church from the outside.  Persecution may hurt it, but it will survive.  A government may outlaw it, but it will continue.  An enemy may bulldoze the building, but the believers will remain.  Members may be jailed or killed, but the work of God marches on.  

History reveals that while outside pressure can hinder the external ministry of a church, it causes the believers to grow more committed to God and one another.  This is Divine Perpetuity in action.  

But wait a minute.  We know that churches die.  How can this happen?

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The Armor of God (and how to use it)

We are in a spiritual war. The battle lines are drawn. Sides have been chosen. The forces of good and evil collide in a furious battle for the souls of men. Are you prepared? Learn how to put on the whole armor of God.

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Soldiers going into battle wear specific and important gear. Armor and weapons are directly related to life expectancy in battle.

God has given us special armor to wear as we battle for Him.

The Battle

Every day, there is a spiritual war raging around us. God’s people are not spectators watching the battle from a safe distance.

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Bullets are whizzing by our heads. Traps are laid for our destruction. The enemy advances upon our position. One wrong move and we can become a casualty of this spiritual war.

This may not make sense to you as you read it. You are reading this in relative comfort. You don’t hear gunshots or see the enemy so you feel safe.

You are not…

This warfare takes place on a spiritual plane that can only be seen with eyes of faith. The evidence of carnage surrounds us, yet is often explained away.

You can be successful in this war, but you must do these two things:

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25 Bible Verses About Victory That Every Christian Should Know

The Bible can encourage your heart and empower your life. What verses inspire you to overcome challenges and triumph over the world? Every Christian should know these powerful Bible verses about victory.

25 Bible Verses about Victory

Our God is victorious. He always wins. He has never lost a battle. He has no equal to challenge His sovereignty.

Although we know this truth by the fact of history and the choice of faith, our experience in this life can make it seem like we are losing at times. Our limited perspective can create doubt and discouragement.

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Allow me to encourage you in the Lord. If you are born again, you are on the winning side! God has revealed the last chapter of history. There is no doubt of how the future will end. God and His people are victorious!

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