The first letter of Peter, through which we have been working off and on since the winter, has several allusions to the importance of suffering as followers of Christ. Today, we may be more likely to encounter persecution than ever in recent memory, given the intolerance of biblical Christianity that exists today.
But what is the end of suffering? Of what value has it for the Christian? Suffering readies us to spend eternity with God. Based on 1 Peter 4, you can listen to the message here: