Suffering: it’s a fact of everyone’s existence in this world tattered and broken by the effects of Adam and Eve’s failure to obey God (Gen. 3). Jesus talked alot about suffering and persecution in the existence of true believers lives (Matt. 5:10; 24:9; John 15:18-25) and the book of Acts is filled with several examples of Christians being persecuted.
The Apostle Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:12, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
So what? This week I’ll be answering 2 questions:
1. Is it God’s will for Christians to suffer?
2. What do we make of suffering caused by human pain and evil in general?