Preparations for Sufferings

by John Flavel     |     Book Summary


Author: John Flavel
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Date: 1682 (this version 2021)
Pages: 176

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The Bible tells us that if we are followers of Christ we should expect to suffer for His name’s sake. Most of us in the West have yet to experience any real religious persecution. Is that about to change? There are many indications that would point to that probability. Are Western Christians ready?

By following the example of Paul as described in Acts 21, we can prepare for sufferings before they come our way. Paul was about to go to Jerusalem, where he was likely to encounter those who wanted to take his life. His friends begged him not to go, but he rebuked them and declared that by the power of the Holy Spirit he was ready not only for imprisonment but for death also if that be God’s will.

Are you ready, as Paul was, to face persecution and possibly even death for the name of Jesus Christ? We must all examine ourselves, identify the areas of sin in our lives, and prepare ourselves to endure the trials that likely are headed our way. “We read the histories of the primitive sufferers, but not with a spirit prepared to follow them.” (p. 1)





Preparations for Sufferings

by John Flavel

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author RJohn Flavel
Publisher Banner of Truth
Date 1682 (this version 2021)
Pages 176


Overview:

The Bible tells us that if we are followers of Christ we should expect to suffer for His name’s sake. Most of us in the West have yet to experience any real religious persecution. Is that about to change? There are many indications that would point to that probability. Are Western Christians ready?

By following the example of Paul as described in Acts 21, we can prepare for sufferings before they come our way. Paul was about to go to Jerusalem, where he was likely to encounter those who wanted to take his life. His friends begged him not to go, but he rebuked them and declared that by the power of the Holy Spirit he was ready not only for imprisonment but for death also if that be God’s will.

Are you ready, as Paul was, to face persecution and possibly even death for the name of Jesus Christ? We must all examine ourselves, identify the areas of sin in our lives, and prepare ourselves to endure the trials that likely are headed our way. “We read the histories of the primitive sufferers, but not with a spirit prepared to follow them.” (p. 1)