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The Gospel of John has been leading us to see who Jesus is, the Sovereign God over all things. How are we suppose to relate this great truth to the betrayal of Judas? In this message, we discover that through this tragic betrayal Jesus knows, Jesus cares and Jesus rules!
Preacher: Pastor Tony Simpson. Passage: Philippians 4 vv4-7. Paul commands the Philippians to be a people of joy, a people of gentleness, a people of prayer and a people of peace. He reminds them that the basis of these things is not their present circumstances but the gospel truths regarding their union with Christ, their restored relationship with their God, and their final vindication at the return of Christ.
Where is God in tragedy and suffering? A study on the Book of Job.
If I stand in the center of the circle of the will of God, then all that comes to me, sickness, suffering, trials, pain, misunderstanding, envy, neglect, loss, darkness, etc., will be from His dear hand and I will know that it is good for me.
The events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon often lead to questions of why suffering and evil occurs so often in this world. The Gospel answers by telling us that we live in a fallen and sinful world that can never be restored by any effort of our own. However, Christ came to redeem and restore us to himself, making it possible to eventually live a perfect life in fellowship with Him. In our short time we have to live on this earth, He has made us free to extend grace, forgive, serve, and love mankind. Let your faith in Him take root in your soul and prepare for the work He sets before you.
This week we continue our series "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" as Pastor Tim Osborn looks at Romans 5:1-11 for his talk "Learning When to Boast."
Suffering is part of the Christian's life. It is a part of our union with Christ in the He suffers with the Church and believers when they suffer but also that we suffer with others in that union. Suffering is very much a part of our union with Christ and it extends in both directions.
What is the nature of suffering? What makes suffering so hard? How can we do better at weathering suffering? How should we respond when trouble comes our way? Peter desires to answer all of these questions in chapter 4 of 1st Peter. So, what is the way through suffering?
Be hopeful because Jesus is alive. God works according to his own predetermined timetable. A common mistake: God’s plan always unfolds the way I think it should. God’s pathway to glory often involves a companion named suffering.