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  • Suffering Series

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,194 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 David Moore on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,527 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 Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,354 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 Bruce Allen on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,047 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 Tommy Estes on Jan 2, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,688 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

    Contributed by Will Norman on May 5, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,468 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 Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,211 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

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,621 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 Dean Rhine on May 13, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,961 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 Ed Taylor on Jan 29, 2009
     | 1,526 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 Through Suffering

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 666 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

  • Reasons For Suffering

    Contributed by Israel Volau on Jan 4, 2001
    based on 130 ratings
     | 4,102 views

    A lot of people have asked "Why do we suffer" and I have tried to answer this question through this sermon.

    Israel Volau Crossroads Full Gospel Woodland, CA August 18, 2000 REASONS FOR SUFFERING TEXT: ROM. 8:28 “FOR I KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD, WHO ARE THE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE” ALL THINGS: a. the good and the bad b. the favorable and the ...read more

  • Suffering And God's Will

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 15 ratings
     | 508 views

    SUFFERING (FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF LIVING FOR ETERNITY AND IN THE CONTEXT OF COMMENDABLE CONDUCT) FULFILS GOD'S WILL AND FINDS VINDICATION AND VICTORY (3:13-4:19) A. INTRODUCTION -- TRIUMPH OF SUFFERING (3:13-17) 1. Suffering Should Be the Exception Rather Than the Rule in the Context of ...read more

  • The Acceptance Of Suffering

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 13 ratings
     | 864 views

    THE ACCEPTANCE OF SUFFERING -- COMPLETE DEDICATION TO THE WILL OF GOD Introd.: Don't shrink back from total commitment to the will of God even though you see that it will bring some suffering. Peter has already encouraged us regarding the Triumph of Suffering and the Assurance of Triumph. Now ...read more

  • Be Prepared To Suffer

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 22 ratings
     | 878 views

    Introd.: motto of Boy Scouts = "Be Prepared" God's message to Joseph in Egypt = help the nation to be prepared for 7 years of famine doctors take much more time today than they used to to make sure patients understand and are prepared for the operation Illust. of not being prepared: Peter wants ...read more