TouchPointe Podcasts – Episode 03.16 – May 8, 2024

TouchPointe Podcasts – Episode 03.16 – May 8, 2024

On this week’s TouchPointes 03.16“Why Do Christians Suffer?” Pastor Jim Butler

“Why Do Christians Suffer?

Suffering, Call to Repentance & BlessingLuke 13:1-5 NASB1995

“1 Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate?  3 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.  4 Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem?  5 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”” Luke 13:1-5 NASB1995

Share the Sufferings of Christ1 Peter 4:12-19 NASB1995

“12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; 13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. 14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; 16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. 17 For it istime for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the godless man and the sinner? 19 Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.” 1 Peter 4:12-19 NASB1995