Life is a strain

I am continuing my series of messages on the concept that God has a plan. Since God has a plan, I believe He expects US to have one also. And our plan must merge with His plan if we will be successful.

This morning, I will be ministering on the thought, Life is a strain. The text is Philippians 4:1 & 3:13.

Paul tells us that we should stand firm in the Lord. Before someone could ask the obvious question, he answered it, “THAT is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends.” The “that” refers back to what he had just told them in chapter 3.

From the content of chapter 3, I see 3 issues involved in standing firm:

  • Rejoice in Christ
  • Forget the world
  • Strain for the goal

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Ray Waldo is a retired pastor with a passion for sharing knowledge, understanding and (if possible), wisdom with everyone he meets. Prior to his retirement, Ray served as a local pastor and teacher to five different churches in two states. He also served as a short-term missionary, teacher, and crusade speaker to groups in Mexico, Kenya, Uganda & the Democratic Republic of Congo (while Congo was still in conflict). Ray is also a widely recognized teacher, writer and public speaker. He was the top-billed speaker to groups of over 10,000 people when he visited Africa. He is currently writing two books (online) that he expects to be published within the next two years.

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