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Dr. Philip Graham Ryken

Suffering a Little While

February 25, 2024

Suffering in the Christian life is not necessarily to be avoided and neither is it to be accepted with a defeated attitude. The life of the Christian is to be patterned after Jesus Christ’s.

References: 1 Peter 1:1-9

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Every Last Word features the expository teaching of Dr. Philip Graham Ryken as he teaches the whole Bible to change your whole life. Each week Dr. Ryken preaces God's Word in a clear, thorough, and authoritative manner that brings people to faith in Christ and helps them to grow in grace.

Every Last Word is a ministry of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. The Alliance exists to call the twenty-first century church to a modern reformation that recovers clarity and conviction about the great evangelical truths of the Gospel and that then seeks to proclaim these truths powerfully in our contemporary context.


About Dr. Philip Graham Ryken

Philip Graham Ryken, the Bible teacher of Every Last Word radio and internet broadcasts, focuses on teaching the whole Bible to change your whole life. Dr. Ryken also serves as president of Wheaton College. His books include: The Heart of the Cross (with Dr. James Boice), City on a Hill: The Biblical Pattern for the Church in the 21st Century, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Loving the Way Jesus Loves. Every Last Word can be heard online, anytime, at EveryLastWord.org.

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