Daily Living

Suffering for Christ

Thoughts by Pastor Brad...

The apostle Paul shares in Philippians chapter 1; “6 So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord. 7 As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Greece—throughout both Macedonia and Achaia.”  The believers in Philippi received the gospel message from Paul and their lives were changed.  They received the power of the Holy Spirit and began to share the message with others.  The powerful people in the region were not happy about the gospel and severe persecution was levied upon the believers.  This persecution caused the gospel to spread to other regions as their story was told and the good news took root beyond Philippi.  You will suffer today by following the Lord in obedient faith.  The gospel road is filled with trials.  Some are self-inflicted while others happen because people hate Christianity.  Keep your eyes fixed on the Savior and He will give you the ability to travel the gospel road with confidence and peace.  He will never allow you to fall from that path.