Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: General Topics
- Scripture: Philippians 1:27-30
The Gospel Changes How We View Suffering
Suffering happens to all people in this world, no __________
The world’s religions basically have one form or another of the “reap what you sow” principle. It can be described by the word “________________.”
Christianity does not disagree with the basic principle that you reap what you sow, but it does not stop there. It is the only religion that truly understands how deeply _______________ has affected the entire world.
The “reap what you sow” principle is not all that there is. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings a far more important truth: mercy and _______________________.
Three ways the gospel changes our view of suffering:
1. There is a type of suffering _____________ to Christians V. 27-30
I Peter 3:17-18a John 16:33
2. Christians must stick ______________ for the gospel no matter what they suffer V. 27-28
3. People and circumstances can degrade the Christian but they can’t take away the Christian’s __________ V. 28