The Necessity of Trouble and Suffering
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
How can you be thankful for trouble and suffering?
A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted.
An easy life leads to a shallow faith.
A growing faith trusts Christ to take care of
What can suffering do?
Can make us selfish
When mixed with grace and faith will point us upward and outward
What should I remember?
You have to suffer
God never wastes suffering
2 Corinthians 4:15-18
2 Corinthians 4:15–18
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.