Everything listed under: Suffering

  • Stories of Life Change: Karin Kruger

    On Sunday, March 25, Karin Kruger shared a testimony about all that God is teaching her through a significant season of waiting and trial. We hope that her words continue to be encouraging to you as you seek God amid any hardship you are experiencing.Waiting is a significant form of suffering. The prolonged season of waiting I am in often brings me to the end of myself.

  • Sunday Review: March 18, 2018

    On Sunday, March 11th, Matthew preached the message “The Effect of Sin" from Genesis 3:8-24 as part of our current series, re:creation. Below are a few discussion questions for Community Group or personal study this week. To listen to the message again, visit our Audio Resources page. To access the projection from the message, click here.Discussion Questions:1.

  • Book Recommendations | Songs of Lament

    I hesitate to say that I have enjoyed preaching through the Songs of Lament over the last few months, but I honestly have. They are in the Bible for the simple reason that suffering remains a normal part of Christian existence until Christ returns. So while I wish we didn’t have to engage with the darkness of affliction, I am ever so thankful that God hasn’t left us alone in the dark.He gives us songs to sing.

  • New Sermon Series: Songs of Lament

    Most of us wrestle at some point or another with the reality of evil and suffering and the implications of evil and suffering for our belief in God or attitude toward God and Christians are not immune to the struggle. Stop and consider for a moment, “How do you respond to suffering, whether suffering in your life or the lives of people around you?” Do you try to ignore your suffering, minimize your pain, and stay positive? Do you try to bury or drown your suffering in a sea of frenet...

  • Tears of Joy

    Last week, I came back to the office after a 6 week ministry break with my family. God blessed me in so many ways while I was gone. I worked in the garden.