Glorifying God as a Christian
In the suffering of His people the Lord's glory and judgment are revealed.
As Though the Church were a Safe Space
Many Christians have adopted the attitude that the gospel of Jesus has nothing to say to the world outside the church doors, and as a result, no longer have an answer to the big objections of our time to Christianity.
Examples to the Flock
Elders are mature believers tested in the faith who are given authority under Christ and his word to teach, guard, and govern the church. Christians who are proud and resistant to godly authority are most at risk from the Devil's assaults.