1 Peter 4:12-19: Persecution


“Beloved, 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, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4:12-13

Sermon quote of the week:

Suffering and trials test our faith, whether they be persecution proper or any normal life difficulty. Some Christians will tell you that if you follow Jesus, you’ll be healthy and have plenty of money and bad stuff will stop happening to you. That’s pretty much the opposite of what Scripture says. Trials and difficulties aren’t strange or rare. We are told to expect them, and to rejoice and trust God. -Matt