Christians and Suffering

July 7, 2019 Speaker: Jim Herring Series: Colossians

Passage: Colossians 1:24–2:5

Title: Christians and Suffering

Text: Colossians 1:24-2:5

Notes:

The universality of suffering: Suffering was what the church shared in Christ, the leadership, and one another.

If I become a Christian, will I suffer? Maybe

If I become a Christian who is committed to Christ and His people,

  • preserves, protects, and proclaims the Word of God,
  • seeks to grow deeper in relationship to Christ,
  • and remains steadfast in the faith, then will I suffer? Yes!!

Why do Christians suffer?

  • Because of who Christ is and what he has done.
  • Because people still need to hear the gospel of Jesus.

What are the incentives for becoming a Christian?

  • Future outcomes outweigh present suffering.
  • Christ's sufficiency enables us to suffer.
  • God changes us in the presence of suffering.
  • God uses suffering to build His church.
  • Consider the suffering involved by not becoming a Christian

Will you become a Christian today?

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