Sunday, September 2, 2012

sermon on suffering

This morning my pastor (who also happens to be my beloved father-in-law) delivered a powerful sermon on suffering and I wanted to share it with you.  Click here to listen.

Some of my favorite points (quite paraphrased but hopefully not grossly misaligned): 

As a Christian, suffering should be expected and it should not surprise us to encounter trials in this life.

As a Christian, enduring a trial is a way to show the Lord what we're truly made of.  If we are considered soldiers for Christ, our trial is the war and we have an opportunity to show Him our "skills".

Suffering allows us to be in communion with Christ.  We can better thank Him for the suffering He endured on the cross if we ourselves are faced with a fiery trial.  

I hope you find this to be a blessing.  Have a great long weekend! 

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