This fits into several categories of thought. It fits in with our recent series on Suffering and the Existence of God (click here). It fits in with our 2nd Thessalonians series (click here). Finally, it is a good start to the theology of 2nd Thessalonians series.
This has to do with an important phrase in 2 Thessalonians 1:
We ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure. 5This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.