We believe Christ has risen and is victorious. But his life was one of suffering and cruel death. To some extent Christians will follow the same pattern from suffering to glory.
As we live the distinctive lives we are called to, we may suffer abuse from other people. But in the end what matters will be the verdict of God.
We are called to keep going, even as we face suffering, and to persist in loving each other deeply.
To listen to Mark Ventham preaching at Christ Church on Sunday morning 7th August 2011 use the player above..
Apologies for the sound quality – there was a problem with the recording.
Series: 1 Peter (2011)