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HARVEST SERMON 87: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE REV SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome to our online Harvest Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland, along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence, acknowledge current guidelines from the NI Executive have changed. However masks must still be worn while singing and moving around inside the church buildings, this said, while seated mask removal is now permitted if desired. Please respect the safety of your fellow worshippers, particularly the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

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Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Luke 10:1-12
Jesus sends out the seventy-two

10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

‘When you enter a house, first say, “Peace to this house.” If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

‘When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.Heal those there who are ill and tell them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” 10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11 “Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: the kingdom of God has come near.” 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

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SUNDAY SERMON 86: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE REV SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page? Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Mark 10:35-45
The request of James and John

35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we want you to do for us whatever we ask.’

36 ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked.

37 They replied, ‘Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.’

38 ‘You don’t know what you are asking,’ Jesus said. ‘Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptised with the baptism I am baptised with?’

39 ‘We can,’ they answered.

Jesus said to them, ‘You will drink the cup I drink and be baptised with the baptism I am baptised with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.’

41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42 Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’

Psalm 110
Of David. A psalm.

The Lord says to my lord:[a]

‘Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.’

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SUNDAY SERMON 85: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE REV SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Scripture and relevant links are also posted below.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

For all your Mossley Methodist and greater Methodist Church news and updates, why not take a look at our Group FACEBOOK Page? Select to become a MEMBER and receive notifications as they are posted!

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
1 Kings 5:13-18

13 King Solomon conscripted labourers from all Israel – thirty thousand men. 14 He sent them off to Lebanon in shifts of ten thousand a month, so that they spent one month in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram was in charge of the forced labour. 15 Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills, 16 as well as thirty-three hundred[a] foremen who supervised the project and directed the workers. 17 At the king’s command they removed from the quarry large blocks of high-grade stone to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple. 18 The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram and workers from Byblos cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

For further information on the work of the Irish Methodist World Development & Relief Department (WDR) find their website link HERE
Faith, Compassion, Solidarity, Equality & Injustice.

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Hosford House Project

Our service this morning in Mossley welcomed Andrea Donnan from East Belfast Missions Hosford House. This is a homeless project that has become dear to our heart in Mossley. As Andrea spoke she told us the charities intention that “everyone has a place to call home”.

The project aims to rebuild lives over a maximum of a 2 year period, providing 26 residents with either a unit with ensuite (of which there are 12), or an apartment with the addition of a kitchen (14 units also on site).

Not only saving lives, this is a massive foundation, giving the opportunity to build and restore the lives of individuals who have possibly spent quite some time surviving alone on the streets. “Having your own space helps bigger issues become smaller issues”.

Additionally the aim is to give people who don’t have basic life skills the knowledge of things like how to pay for electricity. A full list of support can be found on the EBM website. However, most of all, they have someone who cares that they can talk to.

There are life skill projects Hosford also run, some of which can even lead to employment: Gardening project, Cooking and healthy eating projects, Health and wellbeing projects, Art projects, plus one-off projects.

Andrea told us that the biggest project is Street Soccer, now a charity in its own right streetsoccerni.org. “With its training and cup tournaments it gives something to get up for”.

The newest project, Andrea went on to tell us, still in the works, is acquiring properties for private rental. These would be for people who are stuck in impossible situations of not being able to find a housing deposit or guarantor. “The hope is that this project will break down barriers”.

Mossley members have been collecting toiletries and placing them in the trolly in the church foyer for quite some time now. However if you are unsure of the requirements, and want to get involved, please find a list below. Bear in mind the people who receive these items arrive with nothing.

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Hand soap 
  • Sanitary products
  • Face cloths
  • Towels
  • Single sheet bedding
  • Washing powder
  • Washing up liquid 
  • Scorers / sponges
  • Tea Towels
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sauces
Copyright East Belfast Mission

SUNDAY SERMON 84: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE REV SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
Genesis 2:4-25
Adam and Eve

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth[a] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams[b] came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin[d] and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.[e]14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.’

18 The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’

19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam[f] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LordGod made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,

‘This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called “woman”,
    for she was taken out of man.’

24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

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SUNDAY SERMON 83: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
James 5:7-20
Patience in suffering

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear – not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Otherwise you will be condemned.

The prayer of faith

13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you ill? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

Romans 5:3-5

Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Job 2:9-10

His wife said to him, ‘Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!’

10 He replied, ‘You are talking like a foolish[a] woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?’

In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

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SUNDAY SERMON 82: BROUGHT TO YOU BY ADRIAN BORLAND

Welcome to our online Local Preachers Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening. Images to aid your listening experience are posted below, and the reading is brought to you by Elaine Gowdy.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Prayer Meeting resumes again as a group within the church at Mossley. This Wednesday night at 7:30pm. MCI COVID guidelines will be adhered to. When the Bible Study course begins again next month the prayer meeting will be absorbed into it and resume again on course completion.

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

Adrian Borland Mossley Methodist Local Preacher: Psalm 46
Psalm 46
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.’

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 54:4 (NIV)

Surely God is my help;
    the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Psalm 54:4 (The Passion)

But the Lord God has become my divine helper.
    He leans into my heart and lays his hands upon me!

John 15:1-9 (NIV)
The vine and the branches

15 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener….

… Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me…

‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing….

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you… 

‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

Psalm 91:1-4 (The Voice)

He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High
    will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress,
    my God, I place all my trust in You.”
For He will rescue you from the snares set by your enemies who entrap you
    and from deadly plagues.
Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers,
    will protect you under His great wings;
    His faithfulness will form a shield around you, a rock-solid wall to protect you.

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SUNDAY SERMON 81: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
James 3:1-12
Taming the tongue

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig-tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

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SUNDAY SERMON 80: BROUGHT TO YOU BY REV. SAM CAMPBELL

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

Audio Video Sermon by Rev Sam Campbell of both Mossley and Greencastle Methodist Churches
James 2:1-17
Favouritism forbidden

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favouritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonoured the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself,’[a] you are doing right. But if you show favouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as law-breakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, ‘You shall not commit adultery,’[b] also said, ‘You shall not murder.’[c] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a law-breaker.

12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Faith and deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Matthew 25:34-40

34 ‘Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was ill and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

37 ‘Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39 When did we see you ill or in prison and go to visit you?”

40 ‘The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God –

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SUNDAY SERMON 79: BROUGHT TO YOU BY Colin McDowell

Welcome to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As from Monday the 16th of August, The Rev Sam Campbell has been on holiday for two weeks. If over this period there is a pastoral emergency please contact; For Mossley Colin McDowell or Christine Mccausland. For Greencastle Carol Lambe or Evelyn Stainer.

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Colin McDowell,
Society Steward and Local Preacher of Mossley Methodist Church

James 1:19-27

Listening and doing

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it – not forgetting what they have heard but doing it – they will be blessed in what they do.

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

John 7:5

For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

Mark 3:20-21
Jesus accused by his family and by teachers of the law

20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family[a] heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, ‘He is out of his mind.’

Luke 6:12-13
The twelve apostles

12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:

2 Corinthians 12:9

But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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