Sermons tagged with ‘suffering’

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Darien Khlentzos: The Sovereign God

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The story of Joseph is a beautiful and captivating narrative of one man’s struggle against numerous obstacles including being hated, sold into slavery, wrongfully arrested, and abandoned in prison.  However, through all of this suffering, God shows His hand powerfully.  Missionary Darien Khlentzos follows this journey to show us the wonder of God’s sovereign plan.

Suffering Uncovered

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In the vivid throne room scene of last week the conquering Lion that looked like a Lamb, Jesus the Christ, was the only one worthy enough to take the scroll of God’s purposes for the world and open its seals.  But as Jesus opens those seals a frightening vision emerges… a vision of unparalleled suffering […]

Church – The Good

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It would have been easy for the churches in Asia to feel as though Jesus was distant to their trials and tribulations. But last week we saw that they powerful and fearsome Jesus stood amongst the lampstands of His church. He knew them and He knew their situation. So when He writes to them, He […]

Permission to Suffer

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When we ask God, “Why is there so much suffering?” we are not really asking for a logical answer as to the existence of suffering… we are more than likely asking a personal question “Why am I suffering?” And it is to this question that the bible doesn’t have a clear and neat answer.  Instead […]

Memento Mori

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In most of our life we don’t tend to think about death.  But every now and then we get a chilling reminder that death is not an abstract concept for us humans… it is a very real reality and our very certain destiny.  Now while a sermon of death doesn’t seem that edifying, the fact Ecclesiastes […]

The Hero we Need

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We know that Jeremiah had been given a tough task.  Having to declare the coming destruction of Judah did not make him that popular and we have seen that this has taken its toll on him. Well in this encounter we look at today we see the broken Jeremiah pour out his heart to God […]

Why do the Wicked Prosper?

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Suffering injustice is one of the most burning pains that we can face in life.  We feel oppressed, we feel betrayed, we feel like there is nothing we can do… So often we can think that we aren’t supposed to complain about the injustices we suffer… that having faith means putting on a brave face. […]

Christmas isn’t Merry for Everyone

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It is supposed to be a happy time of year for food, family and fun, but you only have to look around our country and the world to realise that a simply holiday doesn’t change the brokenness and hurt we can face – in fact Christmas can often magnify this pain!  As we start our […]

Hope in Suffering

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Many of us, when confronted with suffering in our own lives or the lives of those close to us have struggled with the question of why?  Why do we suffer?  Why does God allow it? Now while this is a vital and very personal wrestle I want to suggest that it is not the most […]

Good Friday: They never told you He chose suffering

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We all suffer… and when we go through the most intense times of trial and pain we can very easily feel alone.  We push people away, we dive into depression and we feel that there is no one who understands us and no one who can help us.  This feeling we are alone also extends […]