April 5, 2017 | Wednesday Fellowship Service (+Bp. Ricardo Alcaraz)
Topic: Remaining Steady or Steadfast in Trials
“When things become rough, let us remain steadfast in our walk with the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
“Now is not the time to turn back and retreat but the time to advance God’s Kingdom and do His purposes here on earth.”
“God is giving everyone a chance to repent; a chance to fulfill the divine destiny by God’s grace.”
2 Timothy 3:10-17 – But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
“Do not allow negative circumstances to sway you in your walk with the Lord.”
Galatians 3:1-5 – O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among youas crucified? This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Job 13:15 – Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.