“Pastor, pressures will come to tempt you to compromise in your personal life. Learn a lesson from Joseph. He stayed pure because he said, ‘No,’ from the very beginning. Be wise enough to do the same and do not begin to flirt with temptations that most surely will come your way. Stay pure in morals. Stay pure in mind. Stay pure in motive. Personal integrity is among your most valuable assets in ministry. Without it your keenest abilities will become your worst enemies. Make certain your personal life is a clear reflection of everything you preach from the pulpit and the blessing of the Lord will be up you”–O.S. Hawkins, The Pastor’s Primer, 251.
“. . . our resurrection bodies will be glorious, for they will actually resemble Christ’s own glorious body (Philippians 3:20, 21). We shall be like him! Consider for a moment the body of Christ: its effulgence, its beauty, its power. It was able to ascend straight into the sky, being carried up into heaven. . . .
The bodies in which we now live are weak from the cradle to the grave. But our resurrection bodies will be strong. We shall have eyes that never grow dim, ears that will never be in need of a hearing-aid, knees that will never grow feeble, hands that will never tremble. We shall run and not be weary; we shall walk and not faint”–William Hendriksen, The Bible on the Life Hereafter, 172-73.
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