Hope Part 5 "Regrets_New Account_Happiness!"
Key verses in this teaching:
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” RSV
1 Corinthians 9:25-27
“Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things.
They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither.
Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.
But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit].” AMP
“Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!” AMP
“I will change their shame into praise” RSV
Be encouraged with this statement: Those who receive Jesus will have their baseness or filth turned into excellence.
“work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” NKJV
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” NKJV
“But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice it!” AMP