The Necessity of Trouble and Suffering

March 8, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4 |

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
Past life

Present life

Future life

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.

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