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.
Friends and family are a huge blessing from God. True friends/family grow us and shape us to be more like Jesus.
God calls us to love and care for the poor.
We’re called to remember our great salvation through Christ, which gives us new identities and future glory.
Jesus exposes our self-righteous thinking and challenges us to humble ourselves by acknowledging our need for rescue.