Suffering Fools

May 16, 2021    Trent Casto

In this message we’re going consider how the gospel transforms us from being people who suffer fools gladly to being the kind of people who suffer gladly as fools for Christ and his church.

Sermon Outline:
I. The Church Too Readily Suffers Fools for Leaders
II. Leaders Too Reticently Suffer as Fools for the Church

Sermon Discussion Questions:
1. What are some of the societal or cultural factors that make us inclined to suffer fools as leaders?
2. Based on what you know of what the Bible says about leadership, what are some ways in which Christian leadership should look different from the kind of leadership you might find in a non-Christian environment? (For some ideas about Christian leadership, see 1 and 2 Timothy.)
3. Why do you think Christian leadership involves suffering? If you are a leader, how willing are you to embrace suffering for Christ and his church? For those who are not leaders, how can you prayerfully support your leaders?
4. What might it look like today for you to boast in your weaknesses? And why would you? (Consider 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; 4:7; 12:9-10)

This is the twenty-fourth sermon in the series "God's Strength in Our Weakness", today, May 16th, 2021, Pastor Trent Casto delivers his sermon entitled "Suffering Fools" based on 2 Corinthians 11:1-15.