Sermon by Kenny Foster, Senior Pastor, from Psalm 66:8-20 & I Peter 3: 13-22.
It is a commonly held thought that being good should have a payoff in this life. But suffering for doing good seems incongruous with that cultural thought. Why be good if your are going to suffer for it? Do you know why? Are you looking for a payoff? The text speaks audaciously that it is better to suffer for doing good. Where does this kind of thinking come from? How do you process the gift of Gods grace so that you see it is better to suffer for doing good? This sermon will show that the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and its benefits enables the Christian’s suffering to produce a far better person than what suffering for doing evil produces.