Christian Suffering (Pt.1)

Prayer

Part 1

Text: Philippians 1:20-30, Acts 14:22

Notes

  • Christianity is not only about blessing and grace
  • Suffering is involved in Christianity
  • No amount of Faith, healing and prosperity can nullify this truth
  • During suffering, you need to ask “What does God wants me to do in this suffering”
  • Suffering creates a fellowship of like minded.
  • Every suffering that is honestly endured, there is a glory to follow.
  • No cross No crown
  • Some of these sufferings are for our blessing and good
  • We need to ask God for His grace to see us through the suffering.

 

Why does God allows suffering?

  • Because it pleases Him – Isaiah 53:10; Ephesians 5:2
  • Because it makes you perfect – Heb 2:10;
  • To make you obedient – Heb 5:8;
  • Will bring you closer to God – Phil 3:10;
  • Because of the glory that follows – 1 Peter 1:11; 2 Corin 4:17; Romans 8:17; 1 Peter 4:13
  • So that you play your part in the completion of the suffering of Christ – Colossians 1:24;
  • So that you will become humble – 2 Corin 12:7; Deuteronomy 8:2; James 1:2
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