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02/10/2017 10:12 am  

Jesus explains that his followers should expect to suffer just as he did. What does the suffering of Christ mean to you?

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05/10/2017 7:27 pm  

The suffering of Jesus means a lot to me. I often think about the life of Jesus much more than the suffering he went through as it's easier to do that isn't it? But saying that His suffering is the reason I gave my life over to God- because of that amazing sacrifice He made.


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06/10/2017 9:51 am  

It's fascinating that Rachel speaks about thinking more of the life of Jesus than his suffering - while recognising the impact his suffering had on her.

In the Nicene creed it says:

Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again

I find it interesting there is no real mention of the life of Jesus, just his birth, death and resurrection - and we can miss out so much not thinking about the reality of his life.

But, as Rachel says, the extent of his suffering for us is amazing.


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06/10/2017 5:10 pm  

For me it has always been God's love for me that has drawn me to him.  As a young person I struggled to feel loved, unloveable even, and it was knowing God's overwhelming love for me, even to the point of suffering and giving his own life, that changed me, changed my life.  That is central, but the kingdom values he taught and lived are what drives me to keep on following him.


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07/10/2017 1:49 pm  

That's an amazing and powerful testimony, Heather, thanks for sharing.


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