Sermon Illustrations

Sermon Illustrations > Suffering/Trials > We Must Encounter Adversity
We Must Encounter Adversity

Thomas a' Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

Christ was despised on earth by men, and in his greatest need, amid insults, was abandoned by those who knew him and by friends; and you dare to complain of anyone? Christ had his adversaries and slanderers; and you wish to have everyone as friends and benefactors? Whence will your patience win its crown if it has encountered nothing of adversity? -