Talks on Suffering
Where is God in Suffering? || God in the Everyday || Romans 8:18-30
Going through our daily lives, as we work, study, rest, as we disagree and face conflicts, as we go through hard times, as we interact with our natural world – God is with us in all these situations. Today we begin a new series – “God in the everyday”….
The God of Hard Times || Tim Johnson || 2 Corinthians 6:3-13
If you’ve been investigating Jesus and Christianity but find the behaviour of Christians a stumbling block, look more closely at Jesus. The only criteria of being a Christian is to admit that we’ve stuffed up, and aren’t perfect people. We are called t…
The Church On Mission || Opposition & Goodbyes || Acts 20:1-12
In this section of Acts, Paul is compelled by the Spirit to end his journey through the ancient world by returning to Jerusalem, where he doesn’t know what will happen to him, other than he has been prompted that prison and hardships are waiting for hi…
Strangers || Suffer for Doing Good || 1 Peter 3:8-22
Continuing our look through Peter’s letter to first-century Christians, scattered throughout the Roman Empire, Peter addresses a people who are beginning to be persecuted for their faith. Within a few years of this letter being written, Christianity is outlawed throughout the Roman world, and Christians are arrested for their faith. Sam explores what happens when Christians suffer for doing good, and sees how Peter shows that they are blessed for their suffering, that suffering exercises their hope, and that Christians participate in suffering with Jesus- just as he suffered for us.