This passage teaches us three aspects of the unity which should be seen in the local church for the glory and praise of God.
Believers do so because their faith in Christ is a gift from God. But God also gives us suffering, as a gracious gift, as a means of joyfully magnifying Christ.
Having spoken about his experience, Paul unpacks what it means for us to live for Christ in a world opposed to Him.
God’s Word exhorts believers to rejoice in the midst of suffering because God is working out His good purposes.
Why do churches neglect gathering as a church to pray? See how the early church devoted themselves to corporate prayer as they recognised their utter dependence on God.
Paul, as an example for us to follow, gives us four lessons on how to pray, based on a high view of God.
In these two verses we find four descriptions of what it means to be a true Worshipper of God.
The Holy Spirit sovereignly applies God’s love to the hearts of believers. This comes through our knowledge of the gospel of Christ and brings hope in the midst of suffering.
This psalm models for us a prayer to God which every believer can learn from, as we go through life in pursuit of holiness.