The world is full of suffering. In fact, as Christians the
Bible says that we have been called to suffering and our suffering is to
be a sharing in suffering. But what does that mean? Why does evil
exist? Is God in control of suffering? Is He the cause of it? How is God
glorified in suffering? How are Christians to genuinely find joy in
suffering? In a world full of disease, disaster, torture, war, abortion,
sex trafficking, murder, rape, divorce, bankruptcy, starvation, infertility,
homelessness, abandonment etc. how is the Christian to respond? How do
we respond to God? How do we endure and rejoice? How do we reveal and
magnify Christ to the world?
The stakes are too high, and suffering is too real for us to have an insufficient or incorrect view of suffering. I hope you will join us for the next 8 weeks as we discuss what it means to share in the suffering to which we have been called, biblically, and how to do it for the glory of God, and the joy of all peoples.