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God's Purpose in Suffering

April 18, 2021 Speaker: Pastor Bill Series: 1 Peter: Unshakeable Hope

Passage: 1 Peter 4:1–4:19

Table Talk

  1. Pastor Bill said that God has a purpose in your suffering to make you more like Jesus. How have you seen that be the case in your life?
  2. If you are in the midst of suffering right now, what is God trying to tell you? How is it changing you?
  3. Peter gives a few clear imperatives (commands). Which resounds with you the most today and how will you practice it this week?
    1. Arm yourself with this way of thinking
    2. Do not be surprised when you suffer
    3. Rejoice that you get to become like Christ by suffering
    4. Do good while you wait for his glorious return
  4. James 1:2-4 is a simple summary of this teaching. Ask God with whom you can share it or this chapter and write their name down so you don’t forget.

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