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1 Pg 1075 In Church Bibles

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4 Key: Suffering is often an essential ingredient to our displaying Christ to this dying world. - v.12 – “will speak against you” - v.12 – “will speak against you” - 1:6; 4: :6; 4:12-13

5 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

6 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed

7 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

8 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

9 It is one of the deepest principles of our existence. The more the church is persecuted and afflicted and hunted and pursued, the more Christianity spreads. “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” the seed of the church.” John Henry Jowett Jowett Pastor, writer Pastor, writer ( ) ( )

10 Suffering is an essential part of the Christian life. You will suffer. You must suffer. My hope is that during our times together we’ll be prepared to suffer for the glory of Christ. John Piper Pastor, writer Pastor, writer ( ) ( )

11 because the steadfast love of the Lord is better than life (Psalm 63:3) Suffering in the path of Christian obedience, with joy… …is the clearest display of the worth of God in this world John Piper Pastor, writer Pastor, writer ( ) ( )

12 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

13 Key: Suffering is often an essential ingredient to our displaying Christ to this dying world.

14 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

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18 A Christian should never stand up to wrong A Christian should always endure suffering wrongfully

19 A Christian should never stand up to wrong A Christian should always endure suffering wrongfully - More concerned for their soul than our personal rights - Doesn’t mean endure or allow abuse - Doesn’t mean we can’t confront - Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t change jobs

20 What to do when you are sick? Pray our God is a healer Pray we are told to seek healing Sometimes God says “Yes” Sometimes God says “wait” When it is “wait” – look for Grace

21 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

22 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

23 Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

24 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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29 But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

30 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

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34 But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place…Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?

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38 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

39 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed

40 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

41 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

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