Suffering is at the heart of the Gospel. But many rip the heart of suffering out of the Gospel. They want a painless cross, a painless Christian life, and a painless eternity for everyone. They want to cover up the truths of Christ’s suffering on the cross, the Christian’s suffering in life, and the Christless suffering in hell. Attempting to make the Gospel more palatable and popular, they end up with no Gospel at all. Why do we insist that suffering is at the heart of the Gospel? Let’s hear from Jesus in Luke 12:49-59.