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March 3, 2019, 4:00 PM

Suffering? Opposition?


Today was the kind of message you would never want to preach as a candidating sermon. The key to "success" in the Christian life? Your "best life now"? According to Jesus and Peter and Paul and John and Luke and Matthew and Mark and whoever wrote Hebrews -- Suffering. Humility. Being the Underdog. Jesus said something like, "My strength is made perfect in your weakness." "My grace is sufficient." And Peter, off the charts, modern dud: If when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. (1 Pet. 2:20-21 ESV).

Today, I used a devotional blog entry entitled, "Seven Benefits to the Coming Opposition: The Power of God's Kingdom Flows Exclusively Through Yielded Human Weakness" by Jeff Christopeherson, to apply the text from today, 1 Peter 4:1-11. I summarized his points, and supplemented with my own thoughts. But, it's a good read, and I provide it for your Sunday night reading pleasure.

"Seven Benefits to the Coming Opposition"

 


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