Choose Your Suffering Wisely (12 of 18) by Chris Brown

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Choose Your Suffering Wisely (12 of 18)
Series: 1 Peter - Surviving The Storm
Chris Brown
1 Peter 3:17-22

Getting up to speed:
1 Peter 1:1-3:16

A few things about suffering:
1 Peter 3:17-22

Let's be honest, most of us never really suffer for Jesus
If we do suffer, make sure it's for the right reasons
We can't out-sin Jesus' suffering
For Christians, this life is as close to hell as we will ever get
The reason we are blessed, is to bless others

An opportunity to ease suffering:

Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further personal study)

1. Not too many of us want to be known as unwilling to help those in need especially when we have the capacity to do so. That's why the enemy works subtly, yet powerfully, to blind us to the benefits and simplicity of generosity and serving others. What motivations and/or strategies do the following verses give to encourage us to be generous and serve others?

2 Corinthians 9:6-9
Galatians 6:9-10
Matthew 25:31-46

Which of these v ...

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