THE RIGHT HANDS OF FELLOWSHIP NO. 11

By

Shelby G. Floyd

And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.—Galatians 2:9 KJV

PART FIVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH SUFFERING

 

CHAPTER ELEVEN

FELLOWSHIP WITH THE SUFFERINGS OF CHRIST AND PAUL

It is the lot of all who live in the flesh to suffer. Suffering is never a pleasant thing, but like many unpleasant things it can work together for our good. One must make sure, however, that his suffering is due to the good that he has done and not to the evil (Cf. 1 Peter 5:15-16). One of the prominent features of the life of Christ was that he suffered. He suffered from his enemies, he suffered many times from his friends, and finally he suffered upon the cross. One of the most glorious things about the Christian life is that we may have fellowship with the sufferings of Christ. Continue reading “THE RIGHT HANDS OF FELLOWSHIP NO. 11”