Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland
What Do We Do With Suffering?
February 12, 2023
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?