In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
“The designation of the Holy Ghost (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7;” “R.V. marg., “or Advocate, or Helper; Gr. paracletos”). The same” “Greek word thus rendered is translated “Advocate” in 1 John 2:1″ “as applicable to Christ. It means properly “one who is summoned” “to the side of another” to help him in a court of justice by” “defending him, “one who is summoned to plead a cause.” Advocate is the proper rendering of the word in every case where it occurs. “It is worthy of notice that although Paul nowhere uses the word “paracletos, he yet presents the idea it embodies when he speaks” “of the “intercession” both of Christ and the Spirit (Rom. 8:27,” 34).
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