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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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in the presence of God – 147

for as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. [2 corinthians 1:5] i have been married for 30 years. that's not a humble brag or passive ask for applause. but for God's pursuant and never ending grace, our...

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in the presence of God -146

for as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 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...

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in the presence of God – 145

now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. [2 thessalonians 2:16-17] this short letter by paul to the church in...

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in the presence of God – 144

[31] so the church throughout all judea and galilee and samaria had peace and was being built up. and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied. [acts 9:31] “walking in…the comfort of the Holy Spirit.” affliction can be...

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in the presence of God – 143

who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. [2 corinthians 1:4] i recently spoke at a memorial service for a young man that passed away...

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