Times of Trial
A Sermon on Romans 5:3-5
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (ESV)
The Christian's reaction to trials contrasted with that of the cults; not resignation but glorying; understanding God's purpose in trials; the final result.