The Purpose of Suffering
SERMON TOPIC: The Purpose of Suffering
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 21 August 2010
Topic Groups: PERSECUTION, SUFFERING, PROBLEM OF EVIL
Sermon synopsis: The Bible gives a good deal of attention to the reality of suffering.
It does not regard it as an illusion as some religions and sects do, nor deal with it superficially.
CAN SUFFERING BE GOD’S WILL.
Peter writes, “So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator…” (1 Pet 4:19) It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. (1 Pet 3:17)