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in the presence of God – 158

rejoice in hope, be patient in your troubles, and continue steadfast in prayer” [romans 12:12 cjb] “tribulation, hope, and prayer always go together in the new testament and it is a very good way of testing ourselves to ask whether they always go together in our...

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in the presence of God – 157

he delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. on him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.                      [2 corinthians 1:10] humans are fragile, within an instant we can go from physical life to physical death. many parts of...

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in the presence – 156

the hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. and he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were...

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in the presence of God – 155

indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. but that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. [2 corinthians 1:9] in truth, you have two sentences of death on you. 1. because of your sin nature inherited through adam and...

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in the presence of God – 154

for we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in asia. for we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. [1 corinthians 1:8] why don’t I suffer? my family is getting ready to move to a new house....

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in the presence of God – 152

[13] may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. [romans 15:13] today we’re going to get pretty simple and straight to the point. nothing fancy or complicated. challenging, maybe....

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in the presence of God – 151

our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. [2 corinthians 1:7] there are a few things that we can say are happening based on this verse. paul (and his companions) are suffering. the corinthians...

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in the presence of God – 150

remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. but the word of God is not bound! therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may...

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in the presence of God – 149

if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. [2 cor 1:6] "does it ever seem like all you think about is you?" -marc sikma...

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in the presence of God -148

that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.[philippians 3:10-11] "that i may know him". the holy desire of our new creation...

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