Sunday 27th October, 2019: The benefits of Christian Suffering
As we conclude our discourse on Suffering and Believers Response for the month of October, we shall examine the benefits of Christian Suffering. It is said that there is no greater education than matriculating through the University of Hard Knocks. Bitter though it may, many who have passed through the crucible of suffering would acknowledge that the experience had added value to their lives spiritually and physically.
Robert Browing Hamilton expressed his thought on suffering in a verse shown below:
I walked a mile with Pleasure
She chatted all the way,
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And neer a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!
Our worship today would highlight some benefits of Christian suffering.