God does not promise freedom from suffering. He does promise His comfort in our suffering. When we experience the comfort of God, we should turn and comfort others.
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the Christian’s model for life and for ministry.
Mary serves as a model of one who worships the Lord appropriately. We should be more like Mary in our worship of the Lord.
Knowing Christ should not be just one thing of many that is important to us; knowing Christ should be our ultimate, consuming passion.
Since it is more blessed to give than to receive, we should seek to grow in our ability to give financially.
It is important for Christians to recognize the grace the Holy Spirit has given them, and to employ this grace to build up others in the church.