The subject of endurance should be one of great concern for Christians. We must recognize that endurance is neccessary not only for us to Glorify God with our lives but it is also a neccessary accompaniment to our salvation. The words of Jesus in Matt 10:22 remind us that "He who endures to the end shall be saved." Today we are going to examine Paul's example of endurance and attempt to gain insight on how to build our endurance and perseverance for Jesus.
I. To endure we must prioritize Spiritual Strength over Physical Strength. vs 16
II. To endure we must value the future over the present. vs 17
III. To endure we must value the Eternal over the Temporal. vs 18- 5:8
a. Our New Body is the Best Body vs 1
b. Eternal life is a better life. vs 2-5
c. Being with the Lord gives us eternal hope. vs 6-8