Philippians 3:17-4:9; James 4:1-10; 2 Chronicles 7:14
I. A Belief in the Sovereignty of God
II. A Transcendent Vision for Eternity
III. A Joy in Christ Alone
IV. A Sense that God is Near
V. Make their Requests Known
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.- Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is the truth which is assailed in any age which tests our fidelity. . . . If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christianity. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proven, and to be steady on all the battle fronts besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point- Elizabeth Rundle (on the life of Martin Luther)