Review this week's message.
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first ... If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.
John 15:18, 20
Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
1 Peter 4:12-13 NLT
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.
1 Peter 4:19
...“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
1 Peter 5:5-7
Comfort Cycle: Pursue Comfort > Avoid Opposition > Faith Weakens > Life's Empty
Bold Cycle: Live Boldly > Face Opposition > Faith Strengthens > Closer to Christ
God, forgive us for all the time we’ve spent seeking comfort instead of boldly seeking You. You are all we need. Thank You for Your constant grace. We give our worries and cares to You. Amen.
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Pastor Craig Groeschel leads your LifeGroup in a discussion of how to how to face opposition with a strong and bold faith, in Week 4 of the message series, Different.