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Any soldier of Jesus Christ will endure hardship, but God will remain faithful to His people.

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 2:1-13

ESV Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-13

KJV Text:

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     1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

     8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 501 :
Soldiers of the Cross, Arise — Organ Audio

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1. Soldiers of the Cross, arise, 
Gird you with your armor bright. 
Mighty are your enemies, 
Hard the battle ye must fight. 

2. O’er a faithless, fallen world 
Raise your banner in the sky; 
Let it float there wide unfurled; 
Bear it onward, lift it high. 

3. Mid the homes of want and woe, 
Strangers to the living Word, 
Let the Savior’s heralds go, 
Let the voice of hope be heard. 

4. Where the shadows deepest lie, 
Carry truth’s unsullied ray; 
Where are crimes of blackest dye, 
There the saving sign display. 

5. To the weary and the worn 
Tell of realms where sorrows cease; 
To the outcast and forlorn 
Speak of mercy and of peace. 

6. Guard the helpless, seek the strayed, 
Comfort troubles, banish grief; 
In the might of God arrayed, 
Scatter sin and unbelief. 

7. Be the banner still unfurled, 
Still unsheathed the Spirit’s Sword; 
Spread Thy Word in all the world; 
Let Thy kingdom come, O Lord.