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September 2

Lesson 1
FAITH CALLS FOR PERSEVERANCE

DEVOTIONAL READING: Romans 5:1–5
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 10


HEBREWS 10:19–31

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)



24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
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Tarzan’s Abs

September 1




Tarzan’s Abs
I wonder what life would be like if God gave me everything I asked for? Hmmm, let me think a minute. We’ll for starters, my pet cat when I was six-years-old would have risen from the dead. My friends would have always picked me first, every time we played a game, and by now, I’d be a professional football and baseball player. Every girl in Junior High would have fallen in love with me, well, maybe not all of them-most of them, OK, at least one of them.

Today, I’d be able to eat chocolate all day long and have abs like Tarzan. I wouldn’t be living in California, I wouldn’t be a preacher, and I’d have two daughters instead of sons. The end of the work day would come right after morning coffee.

At the time, it hurts when God says“no.” Sometimes, I feel mistreated, you know, like God doesn’t care about me. I see good things happening to bad people and wonder why God would bless them and not bless me. In all honesty, there have even been times when I shook my fist a…