Attention: Diamond Hill Baptist Church will resume a full schedule of activities beginning Sunday, June 7th.

Philippians 4:6-7

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Following Christ, without reservation!

Sunday Worship -11:00am & 6:00pm

Sunday School - 9:45am

Wednesday Night Bible Study & Prayer - 7:00pm

Church Address

2320 East Broad Street

Statesville, NC 28625

704-873-6373

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Why Joy in Suffering is Reasonable

October 16, 2016 Speaker:

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We can rejoice in suffering because...

1) We are identified with Christ (Matthew 5:11,10:24-25; Romans 8:16-17)

2) We have a future beyond the suffering (Matthew 5:10,12; 1 Peter 4:13; Hebrews 12:2)

3) The strength of Christ at work in us is revealed as glorious (2 Corinthians 12:9)

4) The spirit and glory of God rests upon us (1 Peter 4:14)

5) Through it our sancification is progressing (1 Peter 4:12; Hebrews 12:7-11)

6) In it God is pleased (1 Peter 2:19-20; Isaiah 53:10-11)

7) It produces fruit in us (Romans 5:2)

8) It can not separate us from the love of Christ and of God (Romans 8:35-39)