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Changed+Chosen

Changed+Chosen, He’s Still Working On Me

1 Peter 1:3-9

Basic Principles Regarding Suffering

  • Suffering well is a witness to the unsaved
    1 Peter 3:15
  • Suffering well is an encouragement to the saved
    Philippians 1:12-14, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  • Suffering is a part of following Christ
    1 Thessalonians 3:3
  • Suffering deepens your faith
    2 Corinthians 12:7-9, 1 Peter 4:19

General Causes of Suffering

  • We live in a fallen world where sin reigns.
    Romans 8:22
  • We suffer because of our own foolishness
    Galatians 6:7-9, Proverbs 13:15
  • We sometimes suffer because it is God’s discipline.
    Hebrews 12:6

No matter how bad it gets…

  1. Your story ends in hope.
    1 Peter 1:4-5
  2. God is closer than He has ever been.
    1 Peter 1:6-7

Lies that suffering whispers to you

  • God has abandoned you. (Hebrews 13:5, 1 Peter 1:6)
  • God is punishing you. (Romans 8:1)

The truth

  • God is working on you. (1 Peter 1:6-7)

The most important question: Do you have hope?