Suffering for the Name

Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19
Speaker: Jason Ching
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Peter prepares Christians for the inevitable suffering they must face for bearing the name of Christ. Christians should rejoice when they share in Christ’s sufferings, though not every experience of suffering fits that description.

A note from Jason

I find it convicting that Peter should spend so much of his time in this letter preparing us for suffering, yet I have spent relatively so little time preparing for suffering in my life. It seems many of us assume we’ll rise to the challenge if it comes, but that seems like a gamble at the very least. Let’s do justice to this text and to our Savior and meditate on the question: How will I conduct myself when the suffering comes?