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"suffering" Tagged Sermons

"suffering" Tagged Sermons

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Who Told You… God isn’t Loving Because There’s Suffering?

The reality of suffering is one of the most challenging objections to the God of the Bible. But Scripture does not shy away from the subject. Much of Scripture validates pain and guilt. And yet, the Scriptures don’t give an airtight answer to all our suffering. Instead, God tells us a story of a good world that went bad because of human’s free decision. But it also tells us about a God who steps into this world of pain and…
hope, thriving, live, purpose, suffering

High Anxiety: Find Purpose in Suffering

When you’re suffering and in the middle of a tough time, it’s often difficult to find joy. The people to whom Peter was writing were being persecuted for sharing Jesus with their culture. Peter encourages them to “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” We can learn from this advice too; when we focus on the promises of God and His love for us, rather than our earthly suffering, our perspective changes and we find purpose…
hope, thriving, live, purpose, suffering

Hope Under Pressure

It’s a challenge to remain hopeful and not bitter when we’re under pressure. Let’s face it: we’re not going to always agree with the people around us. But that shouldn’t prevent us from serving them and caring for them. Peter calls his readers to “submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority” and “repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” Do good in the world for Christ while…
church, Franklin, WI, Act 2

Steadfast through Persecution

Act II – Staying Steadfast through Persecution Stephen’s murder proves faithfulness leads to suffering. Yet, God was still at work in the suffering, bringing the gospel to new places, and fulfilling Acts 1:8 through Acts 8:1. In the same way, we don’t need to fear suffering and persecution, because we trust that Jesus’ name makes great gains through our pains. Scriptures: 1 Peter 5:1-4; John 10:11-18; Psalm 23 Sermon Text: Act 7:1-8:8 3
Crazy Love, church, Franklin, WI

Love…Takes Up the Cross

When we think that love means happiness and roses and nothing more, we’re in for serious disappointment. Sometimes love means sacrifice and suffering. Sometimes loves means taking up a cross can carrying it to its finish. Mark 8:31-38; John 19:28-29
Like Us in Every Way

Our Suffering

Our sins lead us to seek admiration and comfort. What we deserve is God’s temporal and eternal punishment. Jesus drank the cup of suffering for us. Sermon Text: Matthew 20:17-28

New Vision

Jesus’s life teaches us that glory and sacrifice go hand and hand and transforms our idea of who or what we choose to “glory” in.
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Loving Intent

In God’s hand suffering always has a beneficial effect. Sermon Text: Mark 8:27-38