If All Hell Breaks Loose, Don't Blame Heaven (15 of 18) by Chris Brown

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If All Hell Breaks Loose, Don't Blame Heaven (15 of 18)
Series: 1 Peter - Surviving The Storm
Chris Brown
1 Peter 4:12-19

Four sources of suffering:

God
Broken world
Consequences of sin
Dumb decisions

Four truths about suffering:
1 Peter 4:12-19

Suffering may not mean God has let us down, but that he is building us up.
Our surprise of suffering shows wrong expectations.
Suffering will show if we really believe what we believe.
Our suffering may be someone's greatest blessing.

One solution to suffering:


Bring glory to God in suffering, not for suffering.

TAKING IT HOME
Looking back on this week's sermon and study, what's most important for you to remember?

Growth Group Homework

QUICK REVIEW
Looking back at your notes from this weekend's teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?



MY STORY
This week Chris mentioned our suffering can bless or help others. Is there anyone in your life who has gone through great difficulty that has encouraged you or given you a better perspective on life?

How was Christianity described to you before you made a commitment to follow Jesus - that life would be so much better with Jesus, or that you just signed up for extra pain and suffering?

When you think of suffering and/or challenges in your life, in what category or ''source of suffering'' from this week's teaching would you sa ...


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