Lesson three : Steadfastness is a character of the Saints. Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
STEADFASTNESS SHOULD BE MANIFESTED:
a/ IN CLEAVING TO GOD —- Deut.10:20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name. Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
b/ IN THE WORK OF THE LORD —- 1 Cor. 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
c/ IN CONTINUING IN THE APOSTLES DOCTRINE —- Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
d/ IN HOLDING FAST OUR PROFESSION —- Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
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