Perseverance

Continue in Christ
Even when it’s tough, Jesus is worth receiving and continuing in because only in him can we know God, new life, and forgiveness. Outline Continue in Christ (vv6-7) Don’t be taken captive (v8) Because in Christ …is the fullness of God (vv9-10) …is new life (vv11-13) …is victory (vv14-15) Continue, and watch out!

The Good News of Suffering
Suffering - but with hope (vv18-25) Suffering - but not alone (vv26-27) Suffering - but with security (vv28-39) Suffering as a Christian

Running the Race
Head Up (vv1-2) Train Hard (vv3-11) Get Fit (vv12-17) Keep Running