Sermon No: 31008-The purpose of suffering - Part 2a
SERMON TOPIC: The purpose of suffering - Part 2a
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 27 November 2017
Topic Groups: SUFFERING, PERSECUTION, FALSE RELIGION
Sermon synopsis: Buddhism sees suffering as inevitable and without purpose. To escape it, we must cease to exist.
In contrast, Christianity sees suffering as inevitable, but as serving a divine purpose.
1) Suffering is used by God as a form of discipline.
2) Sometimes suffering enables us to be used as a vessel for God’s glory.
3) Suffering may be a test of our integrity.
4) Trials refine our faith.
5) God uses suffering to develop our character.