Pastor Andrew leads us through 1 Peter 4:12-19 as we consider what to do when Christians face suffering–particularly as a result of faith in Jesus. Should we welcome it or walk away from it?
Questions to consider as you begin the sermon:
1. When you became a Christian, did you assume life would get easier, harder or stay basically the same?
2. Does it surprise you when you or other Christians face suffering of various kinds?
3. Take a moment to prayerfully consider what your tendencies tend to be in the face of perceived future suffering for your faith, as well as real, present-time suffering because of your fellowship of Jesus.