Tag Archives: Suffering

Why God created a world in which evil exists

Last Saturday, I was at our youth camp reunion. At a question and answers session, I was asked by one of the young lads how to defend the goodness of God when evil exists. They were debating in RS at … Continue reading

Posted in The Cross | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding Christian Suffering – the 4 Js

For many people the existence of suffering rules out the existence of the God of the bible. If God is good and all powerful then he would stop all the suffering and, therefore, as suffeirng exists, the God of the … Continue reading

Posted in Means of Grace | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

You know you know God as Father when you cry to him in suffering, “Father!”

It’s easy to call God “Father” in happy, blue sky days.  When life falls apart and the sky turns dark, then what do you do?  Here’s a brilliant concluding sermon moment by Alistair Begg on suffering and belief:

Posted in Growing Christians | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – chapter 8 insights

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – chapter 8 The existence of evil and suffering is the “Achilles heel” of Christianity according to some of its critics. The bible says God is loving and that God is in control, so how … Continue reading

Posted in Means of Grace | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

From the vicarage October 2011

Things have not been easy in recent months at Holy Trinity for a small but significant number of people. It has been a hard season with many tears. This is not what we expect church to be, or is it? … Continue reading

Posted in From the vicarage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

When the going gets tough the gospel minister goes to….?

When life in ministry gets tough where do you go? There is only one place to go, the word of God.  A friend said yesterday that he found himself 20 scriptures to put persecution in perspective. Here’s 12 which I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in church leadership | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why does God allow suffering? The three Js have the answer

If Good is good and God is all powerful, why does he allow suffering?  For many people God’s goodness and God’s power must logically result in a good world where good is defined as a world without suffering and, therefore, … Continue reading

Posted in Other matters | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment