Monday, March 5, 2012

Suffering and the Path to Marriage

The Lenten season began February 22nd and lasts 46 days. The Gospel Coalition’s Trevin Waxwrites that Lent is “a time of reflection upon the sufferings of Christ. It is a season of repentance, a time of dying to self that anticipates new life on the other side, just like the last days of winter anticipate the arrival of Spring.” Historically, this is the darkest season of the Christian calendar.

In keeping with the season, my church’s sermon a couple of weeks ago focused on the sufferings of Christ’s followers. One of the key passages came from 1 Peter: “But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed” (1 Peter 3:14a ESV)...

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