Lenten sermon on Persevering in Afflictions, by Bp. John Williams (1628) We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. -Romans, ch. 5, v.3-4 This Lenten season, you are invited to plumb the depths and riches of Anglican theology in reading and studying the powerful Lenten sermon on Perseverance in Afflictions by bishop John Williams, from 1628. It is now for the first time published online on Anglican.net. Its summary and patristic origins may be found discussed here.