Sermons on Suffering

One Book: Hebrews

No Turning Back On Twitter this week, a well-known Christian leader asked, “If you were to be stranded on a desert island the rest of your life and could only have two printed books of the Bible, which ones would you choose?” The book of Psalms? Proverbs? Maybe one of the Gospels? Would you consider […]

One Book: 2 Timothy

A Life Worth Dying For Can you imagine a father calling his son to “share in suffering for the gospel”? It’s a whole lot easier to imagine a father counseling his son, “Get a good education. Get a good job. Settle down. Have a family. Enjoy life!” But, challenging your son to “come suffer with […]

One Book: Habakkuk

Habakkuk: The Righteous Shall Live By Faith Those who enter military service typically do so for noble reasons. They are upstanding, brave, and selfless individuals who want to protect others and do good in the world. Many are even followers of Christ. But—without demonizing all of the soldiers in opposing armies—when these loved ones go […]

One Book: Nahum

Nahum: Finding God’s Comfort in Surprising Places Do you have a “safe” place you like to withdraw to when you’re feeling sad or scared or stressed? Maybe a room at your home? Maybe a special place outdoors? Or maybe your safe place isn’t really a place at all. Maybe it’s a person – your spouse, your parents, […]

One Book: Amos

Amos: Lifestyles of the Rich, and Amos The people of Amos’s day lived lives of luxury and comfort. The wealthy would often live with very little regard for the poor among them, ignoring their plight. Or even worse, some would actively take advantage of them. All the while, they maintained a shell of a religion and […]

One Book: Jeremiah

Jeremiah: Hope in the Midst of Tears God gave the prophet Jeremiah a really tough ministry. Jeremiah preached God’s message to the people of Judah for 40 years. And do you know how many people actually believed his message after 40 years of faithfully speaking for God? Only a handful. Forty years. Only a handful of […]

One Book: Job

Job: The Power of Perspective Have you ever wondered why bad things happen to good people? Most of us have encountered or know others who have encountered seasons of struggle in life that tempted us to wonder, “Where is God in all of this?” Though we may not say it outwardly, inwardly we wonder, “How can a […]

One Book: Numbers

Numbers: The Dangers of Disbelief To some people, a book called “Numbers” might sound pretty boring. But in the Hebrew language, the book of Numbers in the Bible is actually called “In the Wilderness.” Why? Because it serves as a sort of travel log of the Israelites’ (39-year) journey from Mt. Sinai through the wilderness to the […]