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Jesus is your triumph

Jesus is your triumph

God’s Hope For Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 2 JESUS IS YOUR TRIUMPH But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.  (2 Corinthians 2:14) “Triumphal procession.”  Think about that image for a moment… You were not designed to walk around with your head down in defeat, but to stand tall in Christ. You were not saved so you could spend your life struggling to get by, but so you could be an example of God’s grace to His children. When you are following Christ, it’s not a procession to a funeral, but a parade for the faithful, marching ever onward to victory for the glory of God. You see, because God is glorified by how He cares for His people, you can rejoice in this hopeful truth: Jesus is your triumph! -Pastor Phillip AUDIO VERSION [click here for today’s. | click here to subscribe via iTunes.] http://phillipgonzales.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/209-Jesus-is-your-triumph.mp3...

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God will deliver you from despair

God will deliver you from despair

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 1 GOD WILL DELIVER YOU FROM DESPAIR For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.  Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death.  But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.  He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us.  On Him we have set our hope that He will deliver us again.  (2 Corinthians 1:8b-10) Some say God will never give us more than we can handle.  Yet, here we see the Apostle Paul, burdened not to the limit of his strength, but beyond it.  Why? If God only gave us what we could handle, then we could handle it without His help.  There would be no need for supernatural strength, no occasion for divine intervention. God loves you too much for that. God loves you so much that He will allow circumstances into your life that will stretch you...

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Opposition is a gateway to God’s power in your life

Opposition is a gateway to God’s power in your life

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 16 OPPOSITION IS A GATEWAY TO GOD’S POWER IN YOUR LIFE But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.  (1 Corinthians 16:8-9) Opportunities and opposition often go hand in hand.  When a door is opened to do great things for the Kingdom, the enemy takes notice and sends a counterattack. Yet, it is in precisely those times that the power of God has the most opportunity to shine! Anyone can move forward if there is no challenge.  Anyone can do things that require only natural effort. However, only the children of God can truly have victory against great opposition.  Only God’s people can walk in supernatural strength against impossible odds. Are you discovering there are adversaries arrayed against you as you work to build the Kingdom?  Rejoice!  God is opening a door for you to receive greater power to overcome. Are you encountering difficulties as you seek...

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