Abiding & Enduring
We take up our cross under the yoke of JESUS, who is the resurrection and our life and true light, shining through and turning from the darkness, denying ourselves and losing our lives; accepting, following, loving and confessing JESUS as CHRIST before all.
(Matt 9, 10, 11, 17; Mark 10; Luke 12; John 1, 9, 11, 12; Acts 26)
….Believing, receiving and remembering HIS sayings, listening and knowing HIS voice, and being very close to JESUS in heart.
(Matt 15, 17; John 2, 9, 10, 12, 16)
…Enduring hate, fleeing to the next city when persecuted.
(Matt 10; Mark 13; Luke 21)
…Working, toiling, persevering, enduring without growing weary, and overcoming for the sake of the name of JESUS, to build the assembly of JESUS THE CHRIST, the Son of the living GOD and Savior of the world, gathering together in the name of JESUS.
(Matt 16, 18; John 4, 5; Rev 1, 2, 3)
…Using our hands and backs to help with carrying the difficult burdens of others. (Luke 11)
…Knowing that to be like JESUS, we must be faith-filled, long-suffering, rejected, laying down our lives for the sake of the name of JESUS.
(Mark 8; Luke 9; Acts 9, 26)
…Not our will, but the will of the FATHER, be done.
(Luke 22; John 7)
…Doing nothing of ourselves, but always doing the things that are pleasing to GOD.
…Honoring the FATHER and JESUS, not seeking for our own glory.
…Abiding in JESUS with JESUS abiding in us.