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The storm catches up to Jonah and threatens his life, and the lives of all the mariners on the ship bound for Tarshish. What happens next? Because the storms of life don't automatically make us better people. We have a choice to make, and Jonah chooses wisely.
What is the nature of suffering? What makes suffering so hard? How can we do better at weathering suffering? How should we respond when trouble comes our way? Peter desires to answer all of these questions in chapter 4 of 1st Peter. So, what is the way through suffering?
What does it mean to live for God? How do we handle things like suffering? How can we give up sin without whiteknuckling it all the time? What is our motive to even do so? Here is what Peter has to say to us...
You've almost certainly heard some well-meaning Christian offer these words of encouragement: "God will never give you more than you can handle." Won't he? This is most definitely not in the Bible and, as the message explains, is pretty much the opposite of what the Bible says regarding suffering and hardship in life.
Some times the hardship's we endure are not simply an attack of the enemy, but the process through which we become more Christlike.
Becoming a Christian will make you enemies: Jesus was hated and rejected, and Christians will be, too. Our enemies are 3-fold: those who keep us from speaking the gospel, the devil, and our own desires which lead us away from Jesus. But Christians know we are destined for this. Standing fast is a matter of faith - and that faith allows us to continue to love those who hate or disagree with us, fend off the attacks of Satan, and overcome temptation.
Is there a "peace" available to us no matter the circumstances in our lives? Can we actually have an emotional stability in the midst of the storms that will come into our lives? Paul seems to think so. Jesus Christ does as well. In this sermon we will discuss the definition of peace, the counterfeit of peace, the enemy of peace and the recipe for peace in our lives.
Mission Church exists to glorify God and make disciples by: Building authentic community on the foundation of Gospel-centered homes. This is what we believe God has called out church to do in the world. It is why we exist. Today's passage in Mark lets us know what we can expect as we carry out this mission. It informs us that we can expect two things in following Jesus on Mission: great hardship and an even greater victory.