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Rejoice, You Are Partakers Of Christ’s Sufferings

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“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33  (NASB)

“Receive every inward and outward trouble, every disappointment, pain, uneasiness, temptation, darkness, and desolation, with both hands, as a true opportunity and blessed occasion of dying to self, and entering into a fuller fellowship with thy self-denying, suffering Saviour.  Look at no inward or outward trouble in any other view; reject every other thought about it; and then every kind of trial and distress will become the blessed day of thy prosperity.  That state is best, which exerciseth the highest faith in, and fullest resignation to God.”  William Law

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth…

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His Brother’s Brother

“Am I my brother’s keeper?”
No. He was his brother’s brother.
Zoos have keepers.
Bees have keepers.
Prisons have keepers.
Only families have brothers.
Ruth Bell Graham

The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 54

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“See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven. [For the Son of Man has come to save the lost.] What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the 99 on the hillside and go and search for the stray? And if he finds it, I assure you: He rejoices over that sheep more than the 99 that did not go astray. In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.”
Matthew 18:10-14 (HCSB)

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