To the natural mind suffering and tribulation are concepts that run counter opposite to joy. How possibly can discomfort, pain, and suffering exist in the same sentence as rejoice? Yet, in a number of places in the New Testament, the child of God is exhorted to rejoice in the midst of their suffering! How is this possible? Why is this exhortation given?
In this sermon, we seek to provide a biblical answer to the above questions and look intently at the role of tribulation in the proving and perfecting of Christian faith.