The Process of Perfection

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The process by which we become like Jesus is a course of study which demands practice.  This practice involves suffering as He suffered.  That is, we are not perfected through suffering for our sin; rather, we are perfected through righteous sufferings.

Matthew 5:48  –  “you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Acts 14:22  –  “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

Romans 8:17  –  “if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.”

Romans 12:12  –  “persevering in tribulation

Ephesians 4:12  –  “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service”
Ephesians 4:12 KJV  –  “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry”

2 Timothy 3:12  –  “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
2 Timothy 3:12 KJV  –  “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”

Hebrews 2:10  –  “to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.”

Hebrews 5:8  –  “He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.”

1 Peter 2:19  –  “For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.”
1 Peter 2:20  –  “For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.”
1 Peter 2:21  –  “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,”

1 Peter 4:15 – “Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
1 Peter 4:16 – “but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.”