Gospel: The Source of Joy When we suffer as Christians

As of 2020, I believe the veil has been removed from our eyes. I believe God has given His people a ‘heads up’ of things to come. For this reason and more, I fully agree with the opening statement of this very timely piece, as well as the entire body of the post. ~G.W.

“Establish the need: I do think our world will become more Post-Christian and with that I do think there will be an increase of Christian suffering both in the West and already the case outside the west. Yet can we have joy in the midst of suffering as a Christian?”

The Domain for Truth

Note: Last week I posted “My Rough Translation of 1 Peter 1:3-7” that was part of my sermon preparation for a retreat.  Some of you shared you would like to see the finished sermon outline. Here it is.

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1 Peter 1:3-12

Establish the need:  I do think our world will become more Post-Christian and with that I do think there will be an increase of Christian suffering both in the West and already the case outside the west.  Yet can we have joy in the midst of suffering as a Christian?

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you…

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12 thoughts on “Gospel: The Source of Joy When we suffer as Christians”

    1. I believe we would be remiss before God if we didn’t heed His call to warn to repentance. Don’t want to be known to Him as the dogs that wouldn’t bark a warning of impending dangers. 👍
      It’s a very deep and convincing piece, Jim! And you summed it up well at the end on how to put it into practice!

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    1. So true, Audrey Dawn. It points us directly to the throne of the Author of all goodness! We are reminded, we look and see, we consider deeply. Thank you for your insightful comment, Audrey Dawn!

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  1. It is hard to remain in joy while suffering. However in the suffering I have learned how much fruit I actually produced in this walk. it is possible with Christ to have joy in the mist of suffering, even if it doesn’t feel comfortable. Thank you sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful testimony, Victoria! Suffering for Christ doesn’t feel comfortable. But through Jesus Christ all things are possible, even His joy in the midst of suffering. Thank you for your heart-felt comment, sister!

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