20. Expect Suffering


As followers of Jesus it is sometimes assumed that things on the whole will go well for us. Contrary to this, Peter writes “do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings” (1 Peter 4:7). Guest speaker, Ryan Ross, continues our series in 1 Peter by asking the questions: How do we come to terms with the fact that suffering is on the way? How do we cling to Jesus in the midst of suffering? And, how in the world do you rejoice in your sufferings?

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