During the summer months, we looked at what Scripture has to say on the issue of suffering well. The past few years have been difficult for our church as we have suffered a lot of tragic losses. The gospel shows us how to suffer well and how to respond to tragedy. Below is the list of sermons and articles published during that series and I pray that it is a helpful resource.
We began by looking at the book of Habakkuk verse by verse (my favorite Old Testament book). There the prophet asks the questions we all ask and he is forced to trust in the Providential Sovereignty of God. Afterward, we highlighted a number of important biblical texts that discuss the issue of suffering.
May 22, 2011 | Habakkuk 1:1-2:1 - Praying From the Watchtower: When God's Answer Leaves Us Unsatisfied
May 29, 2011 | Habakkuk 2:2-20
June 5, 2011 | Habakkuk 3:1-19
June 12, 2011 | Job - Saving Faith is Persevering Faith: Job and the Suffering of the Righteous
July 10, 2011 - Hebrews 12:1-3 - His and Our Suffering: The Cross of Christ and A Faith That Endures
July 17, 2011 | Romans 8:31-39 - Sorrow Like Sea Billows: Immanent Love in Suffering
July 24, 2011 | 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 - I Pray, Therefore I Am: The Emptiness of a Privatized Faith & Why Comfort Is Meant to Be Shared
It is Well With My Soul: The Story of Horatio Spafford
Stomach Virus' and the Humanity of Christ: Moore on the Suffering and Sick Servant
Some Helpful Answers To Common Questions: DA Carson Weighs In
Theodicy as Evidence of a Theos
Weekly Recommendation - "A Grief Observed"
God: Proper Theology Proper Sermon Series
The Sermon on the Mount Series
Matthew Thus Far: Matthew 1-5
The Last Week of Jesus: From Triumphal Entry to Triumphal Grave Series
Fruitie-Tales: Living By the Fruit of the Spirit
Basic Christianity Series