Through faith we will overcome

Published 1:04 pm Friday, April 1, 2011

By Emily Agee

“Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:  Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.  Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.  For god is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.  And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.  That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.  But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel” (Philippians 1:1-12).

Thought for the week: “Through Faith We’ll Overcome”

“I pray to Thee to help me, Lord, in all I have to do; so many tasks arise each day, some I would never choose.  But I will do them, yes, I will if Thou art by my side, for Thou hast promised we’ll o’ercome if we’ll in Thee abide.  So forward, march!  I’ll do today the tasks I have to do; with faith in Thee, I’ll overcome, though dark may seem the view.  And as with faith I do each task, for others, too, I’ll pray that they,