We live in a huge world…a world where Christ, the greatest treasure in the universe, is not yet glorified among every tongue, tribe, and nation….and we possess the treasure!

God’s ultimate purpose in our suffering is his own glory among all peoples. God is offering us an invitation to participate in the greatest joy imgainable: spreading his glory and the message of the gospel to every tongue, tribe and nation. When we understand God’s purposes in our suffering, the weight of God’s glory, and the immensity of the peoples of the earth, we begin to grasp why this invitation is so compelling and what God would have us do about it.

Application Questions

1. What is God’s ultimate purpose in our suffering?

2. How have you seen the glory of God displayed in your suffering?

3. Why are you where you are in life? What is your ambition?

4. What part of your perspective would change if you were driven by a “holy ambition”?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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