In today’s world, personal comfort is king and queen. We like to have our coffee just the way we want it, we want our online shopping to be delivered the next day and we definitely don’t want to have to wait in line for anything. So how do we feel about the idea of suffering for the gospel of Christ?
Paul was passionate about Jesus, the Church and spreading the good news, even if this meant facing hardship and persecution. This was a man with the cross on his heart, who was able to see joy in suffering for his Lord.
Over these six Bible study sessions, Michael Baughen encourages us to live with renewed passion, to share the gospel and to be prepared, if necessary, to suffer for Christ’s sake and for His glory in the hope of the resurrection.
Ideal for both group and individual use, each session includes:
- Opening and closing prayers
- Bible readings
- Setting the scene
- Session focuses
- Discussion starters
- Points for further reflection
This guide also contains leaders notes offering further information and suggestions to help in a group setting.
About the author
Bishop Michael Baughen has served in several churches since he was ordained in 1956, including as Rector of All Souls Langham Place in London. He was then Bishop of Chester for fourteen years, which involved nine years as a member of the House of Lords. Michael’s speaking ministry has taken him to many parts of the world and he has authored several books. He also composed the tune for ‘Lord of the Years’ for Timothy Dudley-Smith’s hymn of the same name. He remains active as an assistant Bishop, author and speaker in retirement.