Jan 21, 2013
“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted . . .”
2 Timothy 3:12
“Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.” John 15:20a
The hope of what awaits us in the Second Coming of Christ sustains us in suffering that we might persevere with joy through suffering.
In the days of suffering . . .
· Be patient in suffering. (Isaiah 53:7-9; Galatians 6:9)
· Remain steadfast in suffering. (Hebrews 12:2-3)
· Resist grumbling in your suffering. (Isaiah 53:7-9; James 5:9; 1 Peter 3:8-17)
o Instead, glorify God in the name of Christ. (1 Peter 4:16)
· Remember God’s sovereignty in your suffering. (Genesis 50:20; James 5:11)