Sermons on Suffering
How much of what God can do in your life will be determined by how you respond to the struggles of your life? During hard times, we either flee, forsake, or fight. Although we may not have power over what difficulties come into our lives, we can control our choices in how we respond. God has given us weapons to fight (Eph 6:14-19) during times of suffering, and if we honor and obey God, He is certain to honor and…
Persecution and not peace is the norm for Christians. Our experience in America is the exception around the world today and in history. Jesus is worthy of our faith and devotion. If we will withstand persecution, we will be rewarded.
God uses suffering to remind us that there is more to life than this life. Suffering reminds us that this life is temporary. God also uses suffering to motivate us to want more than this life has to offer: to long for Heaven.
Suffering gives us a unique opportunity to glorify God: our reason for existing. When we glorify God, we reveal his goodness and make it clearer. We glorify God by continuing to follow him through suffering
God will redeem suffering, but redemption has a cost; even after we are redeemed, scars remain. God uses suffering to draw us to himself. People go to God more when they are hurt than when they are happy. Redeemed suffering is more like a blessing than a curse.