1 Peter 4:12 – Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. In this study, we will adopt Peter’s take on suffering and expand it to see why we are surprised when we suffer.
James 1:2 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. In this study, we will examine what exactly James is speaking of in this verse – be it trials or joy.
Romans 12:14 – Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Through a series of examples, we will examine the mentality of blessing your enemies. And attempt to, in brief, look at the reasons we should adopt this mentality too.