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1. Let Jesus transform your suffering

  • Scripture Reference: 1 Peter 4:12-13
  • Leader Notes
    • Suffering is rooted in sin, and Jesus came to deal with the universal problem of sin.
    • Because of the work of Jesus, God can transform our sufferings. 
    • Our physical sufferings can unite us to the suffering of Christ. 
  • Questions for Reflection
    • How do I presently view suffering?

2. Suffering produces precious fruit

  • Scripture Reference: James 1:2-4
  • Leader Notes
    • In Christ, suffering is not purposeless, it is purposeful.
    • Suffering produces perseverance, perseverance produces character, and character produces hope. 
  • Questions for Reflection
    • How is Jesus trying to bear fruit in my life?

3. Your hope reveals the love of God

  • Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:8-11
  • Leader Notes
    • Hope matters, and it reveals the presence of God’s love in your heart. 
  • Questions for reflection
    • How does hope give a window into God’s love?