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Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Month of Thankfulness: Day Nine

Today in Sunday School, we discussed the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints. Here are a couple of the passages of Scripture that we looked at.

"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand." John 10:27-29

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
7No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:33-39

These passages bring such joy to me! I am so thankful for the promise of my perseverance with Christ contained in them!

Each day throughout the month of November, Rebecca is gathering our thankful thoughts. Drop by at Rebecca Writes to share your thoughts and join in giving thanks to God for His many blessings.

1 comment:

rosemary said...

Thanks be to God for the sure hope we have in Him!