Theme: The motivation for Christians to be patient and steadfast in suffering is the hope of the second coming of Christ both in salvation and judgment.
I. Patience in suffering
A. the Christian life isnt a sprint; it's a marathon, and the finish line is the second coming of Christ.
B. A lesson from the hymn"For All the Saints."
II. Remain steadfast in suffering
A. The suffering of the prophets
B. The suffering of Job
Conclusion: The story of Anthony-Ashley Cooper