Gene Cunningham - October 9, 2010

Time To Endure 7

Ecl 7:13 "who can make straight what He has made crooked?" Marriage is a microcosm of life. Endurance is a reflection of love. Heb 11:27 "By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible." "By faith..." centers everything that follows in a love relationship between the disciple and his Lord. "...he forsook Egypt..." Discipleship comes with a cost. "...not fearing the wrath of the King...". How much fear do we have (e.g. what others think of us). Moses refused to live in fear. The fears we have never materialize. Faith and fear cannot live in the same house, life and soul. "...for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible". What preoccupies your mind? Where's your focus? (Psa 34:4) God changes the things you desire. 7 decisions Moses made the echo today. Moses was a "beautiful" child (Heb 11:23). Moses' parent's saw something unique in him. Moses chose the wise path (Heb 11:24) "refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter". "choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin," (Heb 11:25). Moses counted the cost. "esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward." (Heb 11:26) He had the eternal perspective. Moses endured by keeping his eyes on Him (Heb 11:27). Moses was obedient in the face of mockery (Heb 11:28). Moses passed his faith to a generation (Heb 11:29).

Scripture References: Hebrews 11:23, Hebrews 11:29, Psalms 34:4, Hebrews 11:28, Hebrews 11:27, Hebrews 11:27, Ecclesiastes 7:13, Hebrews 11:26, Hebrews 11:25, Hebrews 11:24

From Series: "Time to Endure - Uniontown PA 2010"

Everyone has need of endurance (Jam 5:11). This series was taught at Abundant Life Church in Uniontown PA in October 2010. Gene presented the following: (1) The 'call' to endure; (2) Endurance Defined; (3) The Source and Supply; (4) The School of Endurance; (5) The Blessed Fruit of Endurance; (6) The Reward of Endurance; (7) Timeless Testimony of Endurance.

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