Monday, May 13, 2013

Christian Suffering

My last post talked about Rejoicing in Godly Suffering when it comes. Today I wanted to post the four main points with sub-points that the pastor who preached that sermon pointed out from 1 Peter 4:12-19.

"Rejoice in Godly Christian suffering for you will be saved and you will receive the crown of glory."

1. The Reality of Suffering

  • Don't be surprised by it
  • It's not strange
  • It's real
  • It's inevitable 
2. The Purpose of Suffering

  • To test us
  • To judge us (Not unto condemnation but salvation)
3. The Nature And The Cause of Suffering

  • Suffering as a criminal
  • Suffering as a Christian
4. The Required Attitude in Suffering

  • Rejoice in the midst of suffering
  • Praise God in the midst of suffering
  • Commit yourselves to God
  • Continue to do good

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