How do we handle our suffering with Christ?

Rom 8:16-25; 1Co 12:26-27; Php 1:27-30 ; 2Ti 3:10-17; 1Pe 4:1-2; 2:19-23; 3:1-2,8-18; 1Co 4:11-13

WTROM-130-150705 - length: 79:33 - taught on Jul, 5 2015

Class Outline:

John Farley
July 5, 2015

Basic Training Bible Ministries is led by Gene Cunningham with his wife Nancy as his support and companion. 

Their mission includes evangelism and the training of pastors and workers in remote regions of the world.

Gen has been instrumental in establishing Bible schools in Africa, India and Papua New Guinea. 

Nancy holds classes for the pastors' wives. She has also developed Bible schools for children in both India and Papa New Guinea.

They also conduct missions training camps in North America and Australia to train others to do the same.

How do we handle our suffering with Christ?

ROM 8:16-25

What is suffering?

Suffering hurts. Suffering is painful. To suffer is to experience pain.

Suffering is having what you don’t want, or not having what you do want.

ROM 8:17 is talking about suffering WITH CHRIST.


to experience pain jointly or of the same kind

to have the same thing happen to one, to suffer with, suffer the same thing as.

1CO 12:26-27

“Suffering with” is not a voluntary matter.

It is necessitated by the relationship that exists between Christ and His body.

the daily anxieties, tensions, and persecutions that are the lot of those who belong to Christ. (JOH 15:20)

PHI 1:27-30

God has graciously ordained that we will suffer for Christ’s sake.

2TI 3:10-17

God provides us with the great privilege and blessing of suffering for the sake of His Son.

How do we handle the suffering that we undergo on account of Christ?

1 Peter tells us what to do when we share the sufferings of Christ.

Being slandered by unbelievers you come in contact with, including former friends (1PE 2:11-12; 1PE 4:3-4)

The ignorance of foolish men (1PE 2:13-14)

Unreasonable bosses (1PE 2:18)

Unbelieving husbands (1PE 3:1)