1. Because wicked men are enemies of God, those who speak out boldly for God and against evil will suffer.
2. Those who suffer for Christ can be assured of his faithful presence and support in their suffering and his acceptance in heaven after death.
3. When we suffer according to the will of God, we can entrust our souls to the faithful Creator and show his love to those who persecute us.
A. Jesus seen.
B. Jesus invoked.
C. Jesus trusted.
D. Jesus imitated.
4. Jesus Christ always uses the suffering of his saints for his greater purpose and glory.