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  • Suffering Series

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,124 views

    3 certainties about suffering

    2 Thessalonians 1:5-12 Suffering Introduction In Paul’s introduction to the second Thessalonian letter, he thanked God for their growing faith and love, and for their patience and faithfulness in times of trial and persecution. I have made mention on several occasions that the Thessalonian ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,549 views

    . This section is one of three sections in II Corinthians devoted to a listing of Paul’s sufferings. Paul was not afraid of suffering because he knew that God controls trials, and God uses trials for His own glory.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Driving through Texas, a New Yorker collided with a truck carrying a horse. A few months later he tried to collect damages for his injuries. “How can you now claim to have all these injuries?” asked the insurance company’s lawyer. “According to the police report, at ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Will Norman on May 5, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,390 views

    Addressing the reasons for suffering and how we, as Christians should approach our hard moments so that we can grow from them.

    A year ago yesterday, I was at the GT v. UGA football game watching my team get slaughtered. My girlfriend at the time, Rebecca, who also happened to be a UGA student, was there with me as well as two of her UGA friends … needless to say, it wasn’t the most fun I’ve ever had at a Tech football ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Bruce Allen on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,933 views

    Suffering, no one likes it. However, it is something we all experience at sometime or another. Here is what the Scriptures say concerning it.

    SUFFERING 2 CORINTHIANS 12:7-10 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations [vs. 1-6], for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me – to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,162 views

    Some of Paul’s religious assailants in Corinth were no doubt Jews. They hurled the charge at Paul that he was no true Hebrew. They said he had apostatized from the faith and that he could not possibly be a faithful minister of God. With this in mind, Paul

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small uninhabited island. He cried out to God to save him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a rough hut and put his few possessions in ...read more

  • Suffering Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Feb 27, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,906 views

    Is there an aswer to the cause of suffering? The worlds philosophys either deny the reality of suffering or say it must be dealt with until the release of death. The Christian worldview provides neither denial of evil nor disability in dealing with its

    Intro: There are supposedly more Christians in the world today than ever before. There are more churches, Christian organizations, and ministries. Is our world the better for it? Morally, spiritually, socially it seems every place you turn the world is getting worse. Libya, Egypt, the Middle ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Gary Taber on Jul 11, 2010
     | 1,463 views

    Why do we suffer?

    Why Suffer? Why is there so much suffering? Why do we suffer? Why have I suffered? Is there purpose for suffering? What do you feel when you hear about someone suffering? Does it matter who it is? What do you do when you are in the midst of very traumatic times? Where is God when this ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Tommy Estes on Jan 2, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,567 views

    Making our lives count through suffering

    Suffering is something that each and everyone one of us deal everyday of our lives. Suffering comes into everyday peoples lives both great and small don’t they. Sometimes suffering comes into people’s lives and we don’t know how nor why God would allow a person to endure such a trial. Suffering can ...read more

  • Suffering Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Jan 29, 2009
     | 1,453 views

    Any suffering for Christ’s sake is a small price to pay for the gracious benefits received because of that suffering.

    1. Because it hurts so much and is so tough, there is the thought throughout the church today that: • ‘WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO SUFFER’. • We’re Christians. We live in the United States. • We’re should be immune to suffering. We’re blessed! IT’S TRUE: we do live in an incredible time in ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on May 13, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,907 views

    overview of Job

    Job: The problem of Suffering We have been going through the OT together, and we have been in the time frame of the kingdom. We have looked at King David and his son, King Solomon, and have learned from their wisdom and their foolishness. They wrote books of scripture, Psalms, Proverbs, ...read more

  • Suffering Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,244 views

    What the Word of God says about suffering.

    WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT SUFFERING? Let me begin this sermon with a personal reflection to you. You all know that a few weeks ago my grandfather died. I don’t think I have ever experienced loss as great in my life before. I sat with him on the Saturday before he died, I had written him a ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by David Moore on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,462 views

    Theology of Suffering

    The problem of pain, it has been called. There are some people who refuse to believe in Jesus, who refuse to believe in God because of the problem of pain, or maybe a better word is “suffering”. The thought goes, if there is God, and He is good, then how can there be suffering? How can a good God ...read more

  • Suffering Through Suffering

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 639 views

    The story about the Sisters of Lazarus help us to develop a response to suffering.

    She was a successful business woman, actually she was a successful business owner and that was virtually unheard of in the time and society she lived in. Remember this was 2000 years ago in a culture that was slightly male centered; actually it was very male centered. Females weren’t exactly ...read more

  • God And Suffering: The Role Of Prayer In Suffering

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan 31, 2010
     | 2,457 views

    How can prayer help us when we're feeling pain, when we're overwhelmed?

    God and Suffering: The Role of Prayer in Suffering Today we’re continuing our series on God and Suffering. For the first two weeks of this series we looked in some depth at why there is suffering in the world, and then we looked at God’s role in the suffering human race, how it is ...read more

  • Suffering And Hope

    Contributed by Don Jones on Apr 29, 2009
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,791 views

    Believers will suffer in life but compared to the glorious riches in Christ Jesus there is no comparison at all.

    Suffering and Hope Roman 8:16-27, 28-39 Believers will suffer in life but compared to the glorious riches in Christ Jesus there is no comparison at all. Introduction I don’t think I need to remind anyone this morning that life sometimes stinks. Bad things happen even to good people. ...read more