SUFFERING

TRIBULATION AND SUFFERING

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Appointed to Tribulation – (Disciples of Jesus will escape God’s “wrath” but are appointed for “tribulation” in this life)

Afflicted Disciples – (In this life, the disciple of Jesus will endure tribulation and persecution for his sake)

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Saints, Tribulation, Wrath – (The New Testament does not equate tribulation with wrath. Believers escape one but endure the other)

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Embracing the Cross – (To be the Messiah means suffering and death, and he summons his disciples to follow the same path)

PERSECUTION

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Leap for Joy – (When disciples are persecuted, they are to rejoice for being accounted “worthy” to suffer for Him)

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Christian Response to Persecution – (Disciples must not respond in kind to persecutors)

Disciples and Persecution – (When Christians react in kind to hostility and persecutors Satan triumphs)

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