The Joy and Pain of Bearing the Name
1 Peter 4:12-19
Expect to _____________ for following Christ.
___________________ endure suffering that confirms your _____________ and _____________________ in Christ.
________________ God and keep doing good.
Life Application Questions:
1. Paul told Timothy that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12). Why is that? Why does godly living provoke resistance? What kind of persecution does godly living precipitate today?
2. How can suffering be considered a blessing for which we praise God?
3. Explain the phrase: “It is better to suffer unjustly than to suffer justly.” When is it good to suffer unjustly?
4. How can the community of believers encourage each other and help each other to persevere in faith, even when it is costly?