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Perseverance (4 of 5)
Series: The Seven Qualifications for Personal Evangelism
Definition - ''the ability to continue a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition''
THE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY FOR PERSEVERANCE
1. Everything meaningful or good that we do in this life will be opposed by at least one of three sources:
1. Ourselves - Romans 7:15-19
- fears, doubts, sensuality, rebellion, ignorance
3. Satan - 1 Peter 5:8
- Demonic influence, temptation, deception, seduction - world
2. Since everything that we do will be opposed, we must also understand not only that everything meaningful and our lives is opposed, but also that the most important blessings of our lives are forfeited if we do not persevere through difficulties or opposition. The three things that we lose through lack of perseverance are:
The parable of the shallow soil
These three things are the produc ...
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