Sermons 2016

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Pain & Suffering

Pain and suffering is all around us. Some psychologist years ago from Orange County once said, “Touch any home and it bleeds.” What do we do with this? How does this square with our understanding of an all power, all loving God? Where is God when it hurts? Questions like these often cause us to do one of three things: abandon faith, question faith or, when properly understood, strengthen faith. For the next three weeks, join us at the River as we explore what the Bible has to say about pain and suffering. Philip Yancy calls it disappointment with God. Lewis call it the problem of pain. I know what it feels like and I don’t always know what to call it.

(May 29) When All Hell Breaks Loose Series (May 29) When All Hell Breaks Loose

J. Todd Billings wrote an outstanding work entitled, Rejoicing in Lament.…

(May 22) Who Carries Your Burdens Series (May 22) Who Carries Your Burdens

This weekend we will approach pain and suffering from what we learn in…

(May 15) What to do with disappointment with God Series (May 15) What to do with disappointment with God

Pain and suffering is all around us. Some psychologist years ago from Orange…