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Perseverance

Outline

 

1. Lacking in This Quality

2. The Virtue of Stedfastness

3. The Divine Support

4. Grounding Discipleship

5. Essential to Eternal Life

6. Christ's Intercession

7. The Believer's Security in Christ

 

1. Lacking in This Quality

 

Mark 4:3-7 “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed. 4 As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it. 5 Other seed fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seed sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. 6 But the plant soon wilted under the hot sun, and since it didn’t have deep roots, it died.7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain.

 

2. The Virtue of Stedfastness

 

Job 17:9 The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.

 

1 Corinthians 15:58 So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

 

1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous.  Be strong.

 

3. The Divine Support

 

Psalms 37:24 Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.

 

Psalms 37:28 For the Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die.

 

4. Grounding Discipleship

 

John 8:31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.

 

5. Essential to Eternal Life

 

Matthew 10:22 And all nations will hate you because you are my followers.[a] But everyone who endures to the end will be saved.

 

Romans 2:7 He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.

 

Hebrews 10:38 And my righteous ones will live by faith.  But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”

 

6. Christ's Intercession

 

Luke 22:31-32 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. 32 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.”

 

John 17:11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are.

 

7. The Believer's Security in Christ

 

Romans 8:38-39 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 08/29/2011