The world defines them as “difficulties.” The Word defines them as “anything we suffer for the sake of the gospel.” But, in both cases, they’re referred to as “crosses” . . . and, for sinners in a sinful world, we can expect them; in fact, we’re told to count on them.
But we don’t just count only on our crosses. In magnificent grace and faith-strengthened confidence, we also get to count on Jesus’ cross to refresh us in the joy of his forgiveness and to strengthen us to carry our crosses to his glory!
To read a sermon on that truth, please click here: I Peter 4:12-16, 19.
To listen to a sermon on that truth, please click here: I Peter 4:21-16, 19.
To follow a worship outline celebrating that truth, please click here: Pentecost 17.