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Standing Strong In The Face Of Suffering

Standing Strong In The Face Of Suffering

SERMON NOTES (click arrow to the right to open)

Main Idea:
1 Peter 2:21-24 Through our wounds, others will be healed, if we allow ourselves to be used.

Content:
The development of persecution moves people’s attitudes down a path.
1. Stereotyping
2. Justifying
3. Marginalizing
4. Criminalizing
5. Persecuting
Peter prepares the people for suffering and persecution. 1 Peter 1:6
Jesus prepares the people for suffering and persecution. John 15:18, :20
Do not be surprised; expect your faith to be tested. 1 Peter 4:12
1. Suffering is not unique, even generally speaking. 1 Peter 5:8-9 Prepare and pass the test!
Storms will come to your house! They will challenge the very core of your belief.
a. Is God really good?
b. Is Christ really worth it?
c. Is God really in control?
d. Is it really all by grace?

2. Suffering helps to discover a solidarity with Jesus.
Col. 1:24 “fill up in my flesh what is still lacking,” a common mission and deeper connection with Jesus.

3. Make sure your suffering

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