Suffering

The “Whys” That Have No Answer

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Bellavista Luke 13:1-4. There is so much pain and suffering in our world today. Why does God allow it? When Jesus was asked this question, He didn’t answer but he was brutally honest, he said, “You will have suffering in this world.” One day things will be made right but until then the issue is how […]

The Strange Gift of Suffering

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II Corinthians 1:3-7. Pain and suffering are heightened when they happen during what is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year. Suffering is a part of the message of Christmas. There is much emphasis on giving gifts at Christmas, but no one would think of suffering as a gift, no one except […]

The Uses of Adversity

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II Corinthians 1:9. There is nothing that causes more people to stumble in the matter of faith than the problem of suffering. “…man is born unto trouble (Job 5:7).” We may think that we would prefer a world without it. Heaven will be such a place, but on this side of glory you might want to […]

“HEROES”; Paul

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Acts 1:8. Paul is the least likely person you would expect to become a leader in the church. When we first meet Paul, he persecuting Christians. He was doing everything he could to destroy the church. Yet he has a dramatic conversion, and this is the person God chooses. The Book of Acts tells about […]

The Uses of Adversity

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II Corinthians 1:9. There is nothing that causes more people to stumble in the matter of faith than the problem of suffering. “…man is born unto trouble (Job 5:7).” We may think that we would prefer a world without it. Heaven will be such a place, but on this side of glory you might want to […]