Behold, I stand at the door, and knock if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus Christ. John 1:17
In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Sandor Viczian

Sandor Viczian

In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

2 Corinthians 11:1 – 11:33

  1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in [my] folly: and indeed bear with me.
  2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.
  3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
  4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him].
  5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
  6 But though [I be] rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
  7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
  8 I robbed other churches, taking wages [of them], to do you service.
  9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all [things] I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and [so] will I keep [myself].
  10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
  11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
  12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
  13 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
  14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
  15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
  16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
  17 That which I speak, I speak [it] not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
  18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
  19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise.
  20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour [you], if a man take [of you], if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
  21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
  22 Are they Hebrews? so [am] I. Are they Israelites? so [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so [am] I.
  23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
  24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one.
  25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
  26 [In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren;
  27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
  28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
  29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
  30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
  31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
  32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
  33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

STATEMENT OF FAITH
We Believe…

In one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

In the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death for all through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead;

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;

In the divine inspiration of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, guaranteeing their infallibility, entire trustworthiness, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

That all people are sinners and cannot save themselves. Salvation is received as a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in the redemptive work of Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit;

In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost;

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are thus members of His Body, the Church, whose work is the worship of God, perfecting the saints, and evangelization of the world.

Latest Post

besought him, hem of his garment

And besought him that they might

Matthew 14:36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

keepers of the house, strong men

In the day when the keepers

Ecclesiastes 12:3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders

Follow Us

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print