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“When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going”

(Originally stated by Joseph P. Kennedy the father of President Kennedy)

Hebrews 10:32-39

32Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. 33Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. Hebrews 10:32-34

I Get Going By Being. . . . .

·         [confident] of God’s Grace.

35So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:35

·         [persistent] in God’s Will.

36You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10:36

·         [expectant] of God’s Deliverance.

37For in just a very little while, “He who is coming will come and will not delay. 38But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.” Hebrews 10:37-38

·         [with those] God Saves.

39But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. Hebrews 10:39

Do You Believe God Will Not forget you If you Get Going?

9Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case—things that accompany salvation. 10God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. 12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. Hebrews 6:9-12

key: Confident/Persistent/Expectant/With those

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