Bible Text: 2 Thessalonians | Preacher: Lionel Letcher | Series: 2 Thessalonians | Because of the false teaching in some circles that suffering is a result of unbelief this message looks at the purpose in suffering.
Throughout history God has used suffering to purify and cleanse His church. He also uses it to grow and strengthen individual believers in faith, hope and love.
Many misunderstand the value of suffering because of a compromised gospel message of a better life. The mantra of “God has a wonderful plan for your life” may well be true so long as your understanding of the word “wonderful” can include trials, hardships, suffering and difficulties. The bible promises persecution for those who live Godly in Christ.