self-denial

Work and Suffering

Scripture: Mark 8:31-38

Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Whitaker

Work that focuses primarily on success and profit will soon erode the human spirit. Jesus speaks about his purpose and suffering. The work of the Christian involves suffering. We must not avoid legitimate suffering. Christians are called to follow Jesus. Christians must embrace self-denial and reject values contrary to the will of God. Work that glorifies God is not done to please the powerful. We must not be embarrassed by the Jesus who absorbs suffering rather than conquering enemies. We work for eternal values not temporary ones.