Colossians 1:24 – Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. In this study let us meditate on this simple instruction, which forms a simple cheat-sheet in life.
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.