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Topic: Suffering

Tough Questions, Part 3

How Can Evil and Suffering Co-Exist with a Good, All-Powerful God?

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Speaker: PJ Smyth

In the third message in our tough questions series, PJ addresses this difficult issue which is then followed by a panel discussion.

Physical Healing

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Speaker: PJ Smyth

A faith-inspiring message answering three questions: Where does sickness come from? Where does healing come from? How then shall we live?

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 1

Steadfast Under Trials

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: James 1

Trusting God in times of trial is the way forward and the way through.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 7

The Suffering Servant

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Righteousness comes to sinful people through the suffering of the Lord's Servant.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 5

Comfort in an Uncomfortable World

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Isaiah 40

God comforts us when we agree with His glorious goal, recognize that only His Word is permanent and when we behold Him.

The Contrarian Effect of the Gospel

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Speaker: Steve Van Rhyn

Text: 2 Corinthians 1:8-11

Let us surrender to God, be honest about our vulnerabilities and experience God empowering us in times of hardships and suffering.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 4

Comfort and Joy in God’s Salvation

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Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: Isaiah 25

As we navigate through the storms and suffering of this present time, we find comfort and hope by looking forward to a glorious day of Christ's return.

A Mother’s Faith

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Speaker: PJ Smyth

Text: Matthew 15:21-28

Great faith perseveres, locks on to Jesus’ power and locks onto Jesus’ grace.

Living in the Hope of God’s Love

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Speaker: Mike Bullmore

Text: Romans 8:18-39

How do you get to the point of living in the good of God's love for us? He's provided everything we need in Romans 8.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 4

Trust and Obey in the Day of Trouble

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 5:22-6:13

Even when things look bad, God calls his people to trust and obey him because he is faithful to fulfill his promises.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 1

Even When Life Is Hard

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 1

We can trust God to fulfill his promises and to deliver his people even when life is hard.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 72

The Agony of Jesus in the Shadow of the Cross

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Matthew 26:30-46

Jesus' agony in Gethsemane awakens us to the cost of our redemption, calls us to alert prayerfulness, and comforts us in our own distress.

Reasons to Believe, Part 3

If God is Good, Why is There Evil and Suffering in the World?

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Speaker: Keith Welton

If God is good, why is there evil and sufering in the world?

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 47

Jesus’ Cross and Ours

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Matthew 16:21-28

Suffering precedes glory for Jesus and his disciples.

Endurance: Looking to Jesus in the Race of Faith, Part 3

Make Straight Paths

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:10-17

As a church, we must help each other be trained by God's discipline, pressing on toward holiness even in difficulty and suffering.

Endurance: Looking to Jesus in the Race of Faith, Part 2

Disciplined for Our Good

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:3-11

Endurance in the race of faith requires three important activities: considering Jesus, remembering God's love, and looking forward to the good result.

Endurance: Looking to Jesus in the Race of Faith, Part 1

The Race of Faith

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:1-2

Have you forgotten what you signed up for when you became a Christian? Be encouraged by those who have gone before you, and focus on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of your faith.

How the Story Ends

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Revelation 21:1-8

Regardless of the trials in this life, if you have trusted in Jesus Christ, your story has a happy ending.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 33

A Cost Analysis of Following Jesus

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Matthew 10:34-39

To be a follower of Jesus means we lay our lives down before him, enduring separation and suffering for the joy and fullness that is in him.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 32

Persecuted with Jesus

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 10:16-33

To be with Jesus in his mission is to be with him in suffering persecution.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 25

Authority To Heal

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 8:1-17

Jesus exercised his authority with great compassion, reaching the whole world with healing, both physical and spiritual.

Never Give Up, Part 3

David: Praising God in a Cave

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Samuel 21:10-22:4

How did David engage with God when his life was turned upside down? He came with great confidence, seeking mercy from God and offering defiant praise to God's glory.

Women Passionate for God's Glory, Part 2

A Passion for Mission: The Life of Ann Judson

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Speaker: Sharon James

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann were among the first group of American missionaries to go overseas. Ann served with her husband in Burma from 1813 until her death in 1826 at the early age of 37. This teaching takes a look at Ann's life and testimony so that we might learn from her consecration to Christ, her confidence in the sovereignty of God, her determination to be faithful to Scripture whatever the cost, her submission to the will of God in times of suffering and her willingness to persevere in the work of the gospel through times of seemingly little success.

Never Give Up, Part 1

Paul: Remember the Biggest Truth

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Timothy 1:8-18

Something is big in your life right now. Something is filling up your thoughts and dominating your perspective. Paul would remind you how wonderful, how free, and how universe shaking your salvation is.

Death Shall Be No More

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Revelation 21:1-8

In the end, Jesus Christ will be victorious. God will remake the world, right all the wrongs of this life, and then dwell among us himself.

Persevering in Disappointments at Work

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Speaker: Keith Welton

Learn how to persevere through disappointments at work with faith and hope.

Lessons on Affliction from the Story of Job

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Speaker: Bruce Ware

Text: Job 1-2

What can we learn about suffering and the sovereignty and goodness of God from the book of Job?

Romans, Part 10

Future Glory and God’s Steadfast Love

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 8:18-39

Paul ransacks his imagination for all images that might pose a threat to the believer’s security and dismisses each of them.

Romans, Part 5

The Blessings of Justification

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 5:1-11

To exult in God is to rejoice not in our privileges but in his mercies, not in our possession of him, but in his of us.