For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.   (2 Cor 1:5)


WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS  (click on the underlined verses to read them)

We share in His suffering  2 Cor 1:5

We have been called to suffer because He suffered for us.  1 Pet 2:20-21   (Remember, He also was called to suffer.  See Christ's Obedience)

People will hate and persecute us just as they did Him.  John 15:18-21

Christ suffered, died and was glorified.   To be with Him and share in His eternal life, we must be willing to serve and follow  - even unto death. John 12:23-28

To gain eternal rewards, we must be willing to drink His "cup" of suffering.  Matt 20:21-23

To live and reign with Him, we must endure and die with Him   2 Tim 2:11-12

Paul desired to know the fellowship of His suffering so that he would share the triumph of His resurrection.   Phil 3:10-11   (See The dead will be raised)

Paul counted all things loss in order to know Christ and the fellowship of His sufferings.  Phil 3:8-11

Paul rejoiced in his suffering, knowing that  His afflictions fulfilled Christ's purpose.   Col 1:24-26

We have been crucified with Christ.  Gal 2:20-21

Followers of Christ share in His death, so that His resurrected life may be manifested in their bodies.   2 Cor 4:7-18

We are ambassadors for Christ.  Therefore, anyone who rejects us also rejects Him.  2 Cor 5:20, Luke 10:16

The message of the cross sounds foolish  to the lost, but to us it is the power and wisdom  of God.   1 Cor 1:18-25


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