SERMON

DISCIPLESHIP: ENDURANCE FOR OUR DISCIPLESHIP JOURNEY

By

Ho Sek Teng

On

15 AUG 2021

For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for [a]us, leaving [b]us an example, that you should follow His steps


1 Peter 2:20-21

INTRODUCTION: 

  • God did not appoint us to start the race of life but also to FINISH it.

  • As a disciple of Christ, we are to endure the hardship of discipleship just like how Christ suffered and endured hardship


1.   ENDURING HARDSHIP BY SUBMISSION

  • We are to submit to God’s will and purpose in our lives

  • When we enter hardships that we don’t understand, we are called to enter submission by putting our trust in God.

  • When we don’t understand the call God has for us, we are called to trust God’s judgement.

  • Do not focus on the negativity of hardship that we reject God

  • Keep going and living according to what God has called us to do and see how He can work through our lives


2.   ENDURING HARDSHIP FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

  • The glory of God is eternal and we are called to share it with Him.

  • We adjust our attitude so that God may be glorified and He will be revealed through our hardship

  • Through this hardship God also will be revealed to others.

  • We are not alone when we go through hardships because we have Jesus, who went through hardships as our example.

  • We are enduring hardship from a place of knowing that God already has a solution for our problems


CONCLUSION:

Endure hardship by staying true to God’s purpose and persevering to the end. Endure hardship for the glory of God so that others may see Him in our lives.


Rise up and endure the hardship of pursuing a relationship with God because it is worth it. 

  1. Keep our personal and family prayer altars

  2. Sharing life together in CG


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