1. What does it mean that Jesus has called us into a life of suffering? Why do we often shy away from this promised part of the Christian walk?
2. When have you or someone you know gone through a time of suffering? How did Christ use that suffering? How did God sustain you through that time? Did your faith or someone else’s grow?
3. Do you know anyone who is currently going through a time of suffering? How can you come alongside them as a faithful member of the body of Christ? If you are looking for ways to further serve those who are suffering here in Charlotte, check out the Mercy Ministries Uptown Partners with and get involved.