Where to Turn When Suffering Comes

Philippians 3:7–10

Suffering comes with its unanswerable questions. But in this lab, John Piper reminds us that we know the answer to one of the questions: Where can we turn for help?

Some questions to ask as you read and study Philippians 3:7–10:

  1. Where do you tend to turn when suffering comes? Do you tend to turn to God and his people?
  2. Read Philippians 3:7–10. What comforted Paul as he suffered the loss of all things? What might he mean by the phrase, “power of his resurrection” (see Ephesians 1:16–2:7)?
  3. Watch the lab. Describe in your own words the power that God promises to sufferers.

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Principle for Bible Reading

Chapter Breaks: Uninspired

The Bible’s chapter breaks help us reference sections of Scripture quickly and effectively. But they can subtly teach us that each chapter is an isolated section from what comes before and after. So when you see a chapter break, do not regard it as if the author had it in mind when he was writing.