Homily notes from Oct 17, 2010

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HOW TO BE A WINNER, NOT A WHINER !!

Matthew 24:13: “The one who endures to the end will be saved “

Romans 12:11-12 : “In the service of the Lord, work not half-heartedly , but with conscientiousness and an eager spirit . Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardship, keep praying regularly “

2 Corinthians 4:7: “We are subjected to every kind of hardship, but never distressed; we see no way out but we never despair; we are always pursued but never cut off; knocked down, but never knocked out !”

2 Corinthians 4:16: “That is why we do not waver ; indeed, though this outer human nature of ourse may be falling into decay, at the same time our inner human nature is renewed day by day “

Galatians 6:9: Let us never slacken in doing good; for if wee do not give up, we shall have our harvest in

due time”

Ephesians 1:16:”I have never failed to thank God for you and to remember you in my prayers “

Ephesians 3:13: “I beg you, do not let the hardships I go through on your account make you waver “

Ephesians 6:18: “In all your prayer and entreaty keep praying in the Spirit on every possible occasion. Never get tired of staying awake to pray for all God’s holy people “

Philippians 2: 12 – 13: “Continue to work out your salvation in fear and trembling. It is God who, for His own generous purpose, gives you both the desire and the will to act “

Colossians 1: 9, 12 : “We have never failed to remember you in our prayers and ask that …fortified with his glorious strength, you will all power always to persevere and endure “

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-17 : “Rejoice always, pray always, give thanks always (RAPATA) , for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus”

2 Thessalonians 3:13: My brothers and sisters, never slacken in doing what is right “.

1 Timothy 4: 16:”Be conscientious about what you do and what you teach; persevere in this, and in this way you will save both yourself and those who listen to you”

1 Timothy 6: 11-12: “As someone dedicated to God…you must aim to be upright and religious, filled with faith and love, perseverance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith and win the eternal life to which you were called “

Hebrews 13:3: “Each day, as long as this day lasts, continue to encourage each other “

Hebrews 6:11-12:”Our desire is that every one of you should go on showing the same enthusiasm till the ultimate fulfilment of your hope, never growing careless, but taking as your model those who by their fiath and perseverance are heirs of the promises”

Hebrews 12: 1-2: “With perseverance keep running in the race which lies ahead of us, Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection. …Think of the way he persevered against such opposition from sinners, and then you will not lose heart “

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