God has provided hope of eternal life, an eternal inheritance, protection by his power, meaning in suffering, joy in this world and the salvation of our souls.
Christians are to stand firm in the pattern of Christ: present suffering BUT future glory.
[AUDIO STARTS AT 28 SECONDS] Christians are to embrace righteous suffering knowing that their salvation is secure in Christ’s victory.
Elect Exiles live out their freedom in submission to God’s will and endure suffering to win people for Christ.
As God’s Elect Exiles, we must live lives that are holy, because we are God’s holy nation.
God has saved us into a new life, which will result in suffering now as we wait for our already certain eternal glory.
Christians are elected by God, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ.