Never slacken in doing what is right. 2 Thessalonians: 3:13

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A truly wonderful aspect of serving Christ comes as we are enabled to reach out to one another in His love and care, whether in celebration or sympathy; in that expression, any words are already superfluous, or at least merely a shadow of the great depth of the Holy Spirit we sense and share.

He will open the way: “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited” (Romans 12:15-16).

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By which Grace we are called, justified and saved; that is, if we believe in the same, if we receive it, and continue therein grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the Hope of our Calling, nor from the Hope of the Gospel, which we have heard, and which was preached to every Creature which is under Heaven, according as it is written. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)


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