Sermon Category: Suffering

Why Does God Allow Suffering?
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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Introduction:“I can’t believe in a God who would allow so much suffering,” is a statement many make when justifying their reasons for NOT believing in and trusting God. Is there purpose in the pain? Can you put your total trust in a God who allows unjustified pain and suffering?   Self-Inflicted Suffering: · The Book...

Alive!
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Alive!

Cruelty in a Delayed Response – John 11:5-16 · Avoid ALL pain. · Immediate action if you LOVE me. The death of Lazarus matches the theme of the Gospel of John, “so that you will believe!” People Process Suffering and Grief Differently –John 11:17-37 · Martha processed grief with words and discussion. · Mary processed...

I Can See!
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I Can See!

Introduction: Are you suffering? Is there someone you care about who is suffering? Suffering causes us to ask God, “Why?” Why is there sickness and suffering in our world? Why does it come to some people and not to others? In John 9, Jesus heals a man who had been blind from birth. In addition...

Do You Want to Be Well?
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Do You Want to Be Well?

Introduction: In the Gospel of John, we find that people who were religious came to Jesus and that Jesus went to people who were outcasts. Jesus went to help where others wouldn’t go. Jesus asks the probing question to a paralytic in today’s talk, “Do you want to be well?” I ask you today, “Do...