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Вміст надано Jeffrey Johnson. Весь вміст подкастів, включаючи епізоди, графіку та описи подкастів, завантажується та надається безпосередньо компанією Jeffrey Johnson або його партнером по платформі подкастів. Якщо ви вважаєте, що хтось використовує ваш захищений авторським правом твір без вашого дозволу, ви можете виконати процедуру, описану тут https://uk.player.fm/legal.
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Perseverance

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Вміст надано Jeffrey Johnson. Весь вміст подкастів, включаючи епізоди, графіку та описи подкастів, завантажується та надається безпосередньо компанією Jeffrey Johnson або його партнером по платформі подкастів. Якщо ви вважаєте, що хтось використовує ваш захищений авторським правом твір без вашого дозволу, ви можете виконати процедуру, описану тут https://uk.player.fm/legal.

Jeffrey Johnson's sermon, rooted in 1 Corinthians 9:23-27, explores the theme of perseverance within the Christian life, emphasizing it as an active, disciplined pursuit rather than a passive state of being preserved by God. Johnson begins by relating his personal ordeal with a kidney stone to the concept of enduring pain and challenges, setting the stage for a discussion on the necessity of perseverance.

The key points Johnson addresses include:

  1. Definition of Perseverance: He clarifies that perseverance in the Christian context is not merely about being passively preserved by God’s grace but involves active, ongoing efforts by believers to live out their faith. This includes self-discipline, hard work, and a continuous struggle against sin.
  2. Misconceptions about Christian Effort: Johnson counters the idea that faith alone negates the need for personal effort in living a Christian life. He stresses that while salvation is indeed by grace through faith, sanctification—the process of becoming more like Christ—requires active participation and effort from believers.
  3. The Role of Discipline: Drawing parallels with athletes who train rigorously to win perishable rewards, Johnson urges Christians to exercise similar discipline in pursuit of imperishable spiritual rewards. He highlights the necessity of self-control and determination, challenging believers to engage fully in practices like prayer and Bible reading as indicators of their spiritual health and commitment.
  4. Perseverance as Evidence of Faith: Johnson explains that how one lives out their Christian faith provides evidence of their salvation. Working out one’s salvation with fear and trembling, as Paul writes, is about actively engaging in spiritual disciplines, not earning salvation through works.
  5. Grace and Effort: He concludes that while salvation and perseverance are initiated and sustained by God’s grace, this grace compels believers to work diligently in their spiritual lives. The effort is not to gain salvation, but to live out the reality of salvation that grace has already achieved.

Johnson's sermon is a call to active, vigorous faith that engages believers in a lifelong process of spiritual growth and maturity, emphasizing that perseverance is both a gift of grace and a responsibility.

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Вміст надано Jeffrey Johnson. Весь вміст подкастів, включаючи епізоди, графіку та описи подкастів, завантажується та надається безпосередньо компанією Jeffrey Johnson або його партнером по платформі подкастів. Якщо ви вважаєте, що хтось використовує ваш захищений авторським правом твір без вашого дозволу, ви можете виконати процедуру, описану тут https://uk.player.fm/legal.

Jeffrey Johnson's sermon, rooted in 1 Corinthians 9:23-27, explores the theme of perseverance within the Christian life, emphasizing it as an active, disciplined pursuit rather than a passive state of being preserved by God. Johnson begins by relating his personal ordeal with a kidney stone to the concept of enduring pain and challenges, setting the stage for a discussion on the necessity of perseverance.

The key points Johnson addresses include:

  1. Definition of Perseverance: He clarifies that perseverance in the Christian context is not merely about being passively preserved by God’s grace but involves active, ongoing efforts by believers to live out their faith. This includes self-discipline, hard work, and a continuous struggle against sin.
  2. Misconceptions about Christian Effort: Johnson counters the idea that faith alone negates the need for personal effort in living a Christian life. He stresses that while salvation is indeed by grace through faith, sanctification—the process of becoming more like Christ—requires active participation and effort from believers.
  3. The Role of Discipline: Drawing parallels with athletes who train rigorously to win perishable rewards, Johnson urges Christians to exercise similar discipline in pursuit of imperishable spiritual rewards. He highlights the necessity of self-control and determination, challenging believers to engage fully in practices like prayer and Bible reading as indicators of their spiritual health and commitment.
  4. Perseverance as Evidence of Faith: Johnson explains that how one lives out their Christian faith provides evidence of their salvation. Working out one’s salvation with fear and trembling, as Paul writes, is about actively engaging in spiritual disciplines, not earning salvation through works.
  5. Grace and Effort: He concludes that while salvation and perseverance are initiated and sustained by God’s grace, this grace compels believers to work diligently in their spiritual lives. The effort is not to gain salvation, but to live out the reality of salvation that grace has already achieved.

Johnson's sermon is a call to active, vigorous faith that engages believers in a lifelong process of spiritual growth and maturity, emphasizing that perseverance is both a gift of grace and a responsibility.

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