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The danger mature believers face as they go on to the divine objective.

Friday, May 4, 2001

haitines – emphasizes a quality of former greatness in these women.

have shared my struggle = aor/act/ind [sunethlesan] = to wrestle in company with, labor with, to strive together for, strive at the same time, compete alongside, team up with.

PSA 141:5 “Let the righteous smite me in grace and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it,”

in the cause of the Gospel = [en to euangelio] = in the cause of the entire realm of doctrine.

God’s good news to unbelievers is called the Gospel.

with Clement = [meta] = with + [kai] = also + [Klementos] = with also Clement.

Donnybrook is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, and noted for its brawls.

and = [kai] the = [ton] rest = [loipon] and the rest of my fellow workers = [mou sunergon] = of my fellow workers, companions in labor, those who labor together

of my fellow workers = [mou sunergon] = of my fellow workers, companions in labor, those who labor together

[hon ta onomata en biblo zoes] = whose names are in the book of life

PHI 4:3 “Indeed, I request also you, true Syzygus [genuine one who is a real man], to help or to assist these women who are of such quality and have fought by my side in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.”

Once you crack the maturity barrier and get to supergrace, one of your greatest dangers is personality conflict.

1. The tendency to react to those who are not serious about their relationship with God.

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1CO 2:2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.

3. The danger of thinking that you are being overlooked in the local assembly and not being promoted.

LUK 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled. And he who humbles himself shall be promoted.”

4. The danger of sentimentality toward family or friends.

To stay away from people and try to grow spiritually by yourself is a direct violation of EPH 4:11-16; 1CO 12:4-30; ROM 12:4-8.

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