Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
Paul considered it a privilege to suffer for Christ. We do not by nature consider suffering a good thing! Yet when we suffer, if we faithfully represent Christ, our message and example affect us and others for good.
Suffering comes with benefits! It takes our eyes off our earthly comforts. It can point us to superficial believers who need help in strengthening their faith. It strengthens the faith of those who endure. It serves as an example to others who may follow us.
When we suffer for our faith, it doesn’t mean we have done something wrong. In fact the opposite is often true—it verifies that we have been faithful. Let us use times of suffering to build our character. Let’s not resent it or let it tear us down.
With love & blessings,