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Rejoice in Suffering

But if anyone suffers as a “Christian,”

he should not be ashamed

but should glorify God in having that name.

1 Peter 5:16

Rejoice in Suffering



1 Peter 4:12-19

There are times where we question God, “Why?”

If you are being criticized in the name of Christ, be happy in it

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens, iron.

A good friend can build you.

Proverbs 27:6

A friend cares enough to hurt us but also heal us

A friend to help you in going spiritually

A friend to help you grow spiritually

Kinds of trouble

1. Common Trouble – A trouble that we have in the flesh that we have inherited

2. Carnal Trouble – A trouble that is our fault. We reap what we sow.

The Bible declares whatever we sow, we will reap

We should glorify God in our suffering and suffering as a Christian

Have you been closer to the Lord in the midst of all this crisis?

We can fellowship in the midst of the suffering

3. Trouble gives us extraordinary power

We can find peace in God in the middle of the storm.

Acts 7:54-60

Stephen was stoned for preaching about Jesus

4. Trouble will help bring others to Christ.

5. Trouble causes us to mature.

1 Peter 5:10

Through trouble God can strengthen you and mature your faith in Him

1 Peter 4:13

Rejoice in your sufferings

Acts 5:41

The disciples rejoiced that they were suffering in the name of Jesus

What a friend, we have in Jesus.

What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.