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The Orchard Church

Suffering for the sake of Christ

Discussion Questions

  • Why does God test us?
  • How do you fight against developing resentment and anger toward God and others?
  • What does joy look like when you are suffering?
  • Share a time when you suffered and what you understand now about God’s work during that time.
  • How does connecting this to what Jesus said in Matthew 5:10-11 help you?
  • Do you agree with the following statement: The staying power of our faith is neither demonstrated nor developed until it is tested by suffering. Why or why not?
  • True or false: There is a certain kind of maturity that can be attained only through the discipline of suffering. Why?
  • Why should someone trust God when they are suffering?