Why we suffer as Christians, part 4.

2Th 1:4-5; 2Co 12:9-10; Joh 15:1-2; 2Co 8:1-2; 1Pe 5:9-11; 2Ti 2:8-10; Phi 1:12-14; 2Co 1:3-7; 1Co 12:26.

WTROM-136-150809 - length: 71:47 - taught on Aug, 9 2015

Class Outline:

John Farley
August 9, 2015



Village Ministries International (or V.M.I.) is a non-denominational Christian Ministry based in Yukon, OK.

V.M.I. takes the Gospel and God’s Word to remote areas that aren’t easily exposed to missionary activity.

Their two main goals are evangelism in various outposts throughout the world, and training rural indigenous pastors.

They have worked in India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Central America, Indonesia, and Mongolia. 

Why we suffer as Christians, part 4.

ROM 8:16-17

Why we suffer as Christians

For our own sake, for the sake of God’s people, for the world’s sake, and for Christ’s sake.

First, we suffer for our own sake:

a. That we may learn who God is, PSA 46:1, the book of Job

b. Suffering for learning/training, HEB 12:4-11.

c. Suffering so that we would no longer trust in ourselves, but only in God (2CO 1:3-11)

d. Suffering for character development (ROM 5:1-5)

e. suffering that our faith may be tested and refined (JAM 1:2-4, 1PE 1:7)

f. Suffering to qualify us for the kingdom of God (2TH 1:4-5)

g. Suffering in weakness that the power of Christ might dwell in us,
2CO 12:9-10

h. Suffering in pruning, so we might bear more fruit,
JOH 15:1-2

i. suffering to produce joy and generosity in us, 2CO 8:2

2CO 8:1-2

j. Suffering so that we might be matured and strengthened and established, 1PE 5:9-11

1PE 5:9-11

Second, we suffer for the sake of others, especially God’s people:

a. Suffering that others may obtain salvation, 2TI 2:8-10

b. Suffering to give others courage,
PHI 1:12-14

c. Suffering so that others may be comforted,
2CO 1:3-7