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  • Why? (Theodicy)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,578 views

    This is a sermon that focuses on that big question "Why?" Why do bad things happen to good people?

    “WHY?” A young man, barely in his 20’s… lies dying of cancer with only a few months to live. He is a good man, never did anything bad in his life. He goes to church, and is even a member of the Deacons and … well… he WAS very dedicated about visiting the sick and shut-ins. Everybody loves ...read more

  • Dying For An Answer: An Attempted Theodicy To The Problem Of Evil

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Jun 2, 2013
     | 2,095 views

    Dying for an Answer: An Attempted Theodicy to the Problem of Evil

  • Why Suffering Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 5, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,387 views

    How can we explain the existence of suffering in a world made by a loving and omnipotent God?

    This is a series based on and heavily dependent on Timothy Keller’s Best Seller "The Reason For God" for which I’m deeply grateful. It uses much of his argument though with various additions by myself or the other preachers of the series. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why ...read more

  • The Defense Rests Series

    Contributed by Christopher Lanham on Jul 22, 2010
     | 3,102 views

    What does suffering reveal about how we view God?

    The Defense Rests Job 31:1-40 Cascades Fellowship CRC, JX MI April 25, 2010 Series: Through the Bible in a Year I want to begin this morning with a bit of a disclaimer – or perhaps a clarifier would be a more appropriate term. What you are about to hear in no way is a reflection upon ...read more

  • Why Doesn't God Prevent Evil? Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jul 12, 2013
     | 3,452 views

    How can a good God allow human suffering to continue? The story of Joseph provides a powerful illustration that suffering has a purpose, even when we can't see it at the present time.

    “When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: ‘Say to Joseph, ...read more

  • Why It Hurts Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jul 31, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,003 views

    When we consider pain, there are three particularly painful areas of life: our relationships, our work and finances, and our health. The pain that we experience in each of these areas of life can be traced to the judgments that God delivered after the fa

    Sermon Notes July 31, 2011 FBCam Why it Hurts Genesis 3:16-19 CS Lewis, in “The Problem of Pain,” writes: “When I was an atheist, if anyone had asked me “why do you NOT believe in God, my reply would have been.... PAIN.. [People] cause pain by being born, and live by pain and in pain they ...read more

  • Zechariah's Praise - God Has Come! Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Dec 16, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,268 views

    Zechariah's praise reaches reminds us that God has provided an answer to the sorrows and evil that is in this world today. The answer is found in the reality that GOD HAS COME to us in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Where is God when tragedy strikes? On Thursday we learned of another devastating tragedy in one of our nation’s schools. Another massacre of innocent children by a crazed murderer - this time in Newtown Connecticut. Where is God when 20 children and 6 teachers are gunned down in an ...read more

  • Dear God, What Were You Thinking Series

    Contributed by John Salley on Jun 18, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,775 views

    This message reaches from Genesis to Revelation in explaining that when God first created our world it was "very good." Since the fall of humanity, God has been working to restore creation and we are invited to help

    God, what were you thinking? ( Series: Questions I would ask God) Genesis 1:31-2:3, Isaiah 11:1-10, Revelation 21:1-6 NOTE: Sermon Central friends. As one who has long benefited by reading and extracting from other's sermons on this site. I have finally decided to contribute a summer ...read more

  • Who Could Do Such A Thing?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Dec 24, 2019
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,342 views

    Why is there evil?

  • Dear God, Why Did You Create Ticks & Other Nasty Things Series

    Contributed by John Salley on Jun 18, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 7,728 views

    This message attempts to answer the question of evil as it exists in creation, contrasting answers from both Naturalistic and Christian viewpoint.

  • Creation In Crisis--Act 2 Series

    Contributed by David Heflin on May 17, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,145 views

    This sermon focuses on creation's fall from God's very good creation. The sermon is both a theodicy as well as laying out the next phase of the biblical story.

    Creation In Crisis Genesis 3—Act 2 3/10/11 3KCOC Introduction: The story descends. Last week we began a series about telling the story of the Bible in six acts. The first act is about a good God who created a good creation. Everything was as it should be. The Hebrews call it ...read more

  • What’s Wrong With The World?

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 19, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 8,077 views

    1. Evil is more than just the absence of God. 2. Evil exists because God created moral beings. 3. Evil is coming to an end.

    What’s Wrong with the World? Romans 8:18-25 Here’s how the argument goes. “Did God create everything that exists?” the cynic asks. The Christian answers, “Yes.” The cynic goes on, “Well, if he created everything that exists, where did evil come from? How can a good and loving God create ...read more

  • An Enemy Is Responsible

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 17, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,619 views

    A sermon on the problem and end of evil from Jesus’ parable of the weeds and wheat.

    An Enemy Has Done This Matthew 13:24-30 The world has been staggering from the overwhelming catastrophes that have taken place since the beginning of this year. The devastating earthquake and resulting tsunamis in Japan left over 28,000 people dead or missing. There are mudslides in South ...read more

  • If God Is Good, Why Do I Hurt So Badly?

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 29, 2019
     | 4,073 views

    The God of the whirlwind took on human flesh and came to die on the cross. The mystery of suffering and sin should always take us to the Savior.

    If God is So Good, Why Do I Hurt So Badly? Rev. Brian Bill April 27-28, 2019 Play video called, Questions. We all have questions, don’t we? For the next four months, Lord willing, we’ll be addressing questions you’ve heard people ask. Sometimes inquiries are from those who don’t yet know ...read more

  • Job's Friends

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 13, 2012
     | 2,994 views

    Job's self-assured friends were all wrong in their assessment. Job was right. In fact, he was living in the center of God’s will. God says so, and orders Job’s friends to offer a sacrifice to atone for their judgmental attitudes, topping that by tellin