Sermons on Suffering
A Bible Story
Saturday AM at the 2020 New Life Summer Retreat in Cedar Falls. The story of Paul at the Fortress of Antonia and the Gate of Mercy.
2 Corinthians 1:1-7 Friday PM at the 2020 New Life Summer Retreat in Cedar Falls
A Salute to Pastor Pete
Suffering not only validates the Gospel but defines it. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 – Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since…
#4: The Father has Suffered to Comfort Us
God reveals His suffering to bring us comfort in our suffering. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles.
#3: God’s Purpose for Suffering: Spiritual Growth
A purpose for our suffering is to become better. But if we do not respond to it properly, it will make us bitter. Romans 5:3-4 – “We can rejoice too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and…