What Do We Do With Suffering?February 12, 2023
WHAT DO WE DO WITH SUFFERING?
Pastor Terry Wilcox
The Hebrews had a perspective from Job.
He was tested, continued to trust God, and was restored.
FOUR RELIGIOUS VIEWS
- The stoical champion of personal .
- Buddhism – more than million followers.
Nirvana – a transcendent state without suffering, desire, or sense of .
- Hinduism – about followers.
The law of Karma says if you are suffering now, you have in this, or a previous life.
- Islam – about followers.
is God’s will.
Islam means “ to the will of God.”
But what does a Christian do with suffering?
TWO OLD TESTAMENT VIEWS
- The are spared unmerited suffering.
Living righteously does spare us of self-inflicted pain.
- Another Hebrew view is Habakkuk 3:17-19
TWO POINTS OF JESUS’ “UNIQUE” VIEW
- Jesus did not explain suffering
Why? is an question. It is answered in Genesis 3.
The profitable questions are: and .
- Jesus suffering by using it.
See Matthew 5:11-12; Romans 8:18; Philippians 1:29; 2 Timothy 3:12; James 5:13; 2 Corinthians 11:23-29
To launch planes, an aircraft carrier must .
Jesus turned the tragedy of the cross into the triumph over death!
Jesus was moving toward the cross with every step of his life. Where are your steps moving you?