Called to Suffer

July 9, 2017:  Called to Suffer

 (Called to Suffer not in the sense that God causes suffering or wants people to suffer.  Rather, that following the call often results in others who reject Jesus persecuting followers and causing suffering.  Christians are called to persevere in the faith and in their calling despite the suffering that sometimes results when others oppose us)

Discussion Questions

What are some of your favorite hymns?  Why?

Describe a time you felt trapped or under threat.

What got you through it?


Acting on the Word

Take time each day to sing a song or pray a Psalm.  Work at memorizing a song or a Psalm, so that you can sing or pray it in times of anxiety.


Daily Readings

Sunday:          Acts 16:16-40  

Monday:         Acts 15:36-16:5

Tuesday:         Acts 16:6-15

Wednesday:    Acts 16:16-24

Thursday:       Acts 16:25-40

Friday:           Philippians 1:12-17

Saturday:        2 Corinthians 1:8-11


What do you learn about Paul in these passages?

What kinds of obstacles or resistance does Paul face?



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