Suffering: The Route to Eternal Glory

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1.  For our Lord

Suffering hard times leading to eternal glory is the path blazed by the One we are called to follow

Philippians 2:8-9  . . . he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him . . .

Hebrews 2:9  . . . Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor . . .

Revelation 5:9 You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for [“because”, say many versions] you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood . . .

2.  For us, his Followers

Romans 8:17  . . . if indeed we suffer with him, that [“so that”, or “in order that”, say many versions] we may also be glorified with him.

2 Timothy 2:12 If we endure, we will also reign with him.

1 Peter 4:13  . . . because you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings, rejoice; that [“so that” say many versions] at the revelation of his glory you also may rejoice with exceeding joy.

Revelation 7:14-15  . . . These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb’s blood. Therefore [“this is why”, or “for this reason”, “because of this”, say other versions] they are before the throne of God



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