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New Orleans, LA, United States
Family from South Africa, Born in New Orleans, Lived in South Carolina. Married to Annabeth since May 2004. We have three boys (Bolt, Mack, and Birk). Currently living in Uptown NOLA and serving as Lead Pastor of Vintage Church and Camp Pastor of Student MissionLab.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Suffering & Rejoicing

Be encouraged by God's Word. I walk through the One-Year Bible each day and this was my New Testament text this morning. Although the outer nature is decaying we (who are followers of Christ) have hope through Christ. Our inner nature is renewed daily by Him who has surpassing power. The Christian life is filled with suffering and rejoicing. Stay focused upon Christ and His Word.

Treasure in Jars of Clay (II Cor 4:7-12)

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

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