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Messages with tag - Suffering

Daniel (2001)
Thu, Aug 30, 2001
by Robert Dean
Passage: Daniel 3
Series: Daniel (2001)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 59 secs
Daniel (2001)
Wed, Sep 19, 2001
by Robert Dean
Passage: Daniel 4:1-5
Series: Daniel (2001)
Duration: 56 mins 1 sec
Ruth (2001)
Sun, Oct 21, 2001
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ruth 1:5-7
Series: Ruth (2001)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 43 secs
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Aug 21, 2011
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 1:24
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 48 mins 8 secs
In our continuation of the Sufficiency of Christ segment of this study, there is much Paul has to say about suffering, and includes some very interesting comments about joy and happiness. Many questions are raised.

What is the true meaning of joy and happiness? How can you rejoice in your sufferings, as the Bible instructs us to do? Can a believer actually have joy in the midst of adversity? These questions cause us to look back to the suffering and afflictions Christ endured. What did He rely upon? Our attitude should be one focused upon the sufficiency of Jesus Christ in all areas. He didn't leave anything out, did He? To have that joy we keep our eyes on the end game - on Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. And through that, we learn to love the battle!
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Sep 04, 2011
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 1:24
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 53 mins 43 secs
Can believers truly find joy in the midst of adversity? Does the Bible spell out the mechanics of joy? As we continue to study this verse in Colossians, we learn that true joy is a process, a culmination of growth which is only fully realized when we reach spiritual maturity. Until then, our life is really sub-normal. Spiritual joy differs from the joy we think of coming from circumstances or our own personalities.

In this lesson, we learn the difference between Christ's sufferings on the cross and His afflictions. We learn that His afflictions, while not redemptive, did set a pattern of how we are to face adversity in our own lives. As we grow and apply learned doctrine and walk and abide in Him, spiritual joy results from the Holy Spirit producing character qualities above and beyond personality or circumstances, which is why believers can have joy in the midst of the adversities of life.
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Oct 21, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:18 & Ephesians 5:22-27
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 30 secs
This passage is for every member of the family. Key words addressed to women, here and in parallel passages, are submission, fear (respect), authority, suffering, humility, and obedience. These concepts have application in everyone’s life. Originally woman was meant to co-rule. The Fall changed everything. The redemption solution for women emphasizes submission. Do women want to be part of the solution or contribute to the intensification of the consequences of judgment? If suffering and sacrifice are related to submission, they are temporary teachers, necessary for growth and as a witness to angels and men. Submission is addressed to the woman’s volition and may require patience and endurance, but through obedience, God is honored, we are blessed and rewards are granted.

This lesson also includes 1 Peter 3:1-6 and Titus 2:3-5.
1 Thessalonians (2013)
Tue, Jul 09, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5:28 & Acts 17:1-10
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 23 secs
Ready to take a tour? First you need to know where you're going and what there is to see. Listen to this lesson to get ready to take a fly-over of 1 Thessalonians and learn the background for the letter in Acts 17. Find out how the Apostle Paul points out the reality of oppression and suffering for church age believers and the importance of focusing on the Lord's return for comfort.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Feb 23, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 5:10-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 47 secs
How's this for a promise from the Word of God? If you are a disciple of Christ, growing and maturing spiritually, you can be absolutely certain that you will suffer unjustly for what you believe. Listen to this lesson to see how you should rejoice and be glad when you are mistreated for your Christian beliefs because it means you will be richly rewarded in Heaven. Learn the importance of hanging in there during suffering and being willing to accept the loss of everything today because of your future role in the kingdom of God.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Sep 07, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 8:1-17
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 47 mins 7 secs
Does the Bible teach that it is always God's will for us to be healed? Or can health problems be a test to teach us lessons that will bless us now and for eternity? Listen to this lesson to learn biblical answers to many questions about healing including healing promised by fake healers. Understand the reasons for the accounts of Jesus and the apostles healing people. Recognize that we need to guard against becoming distracted by adversities in our life and accept that sickness is an opportunity for us to trust God and be a witness to those around us.
1 Thessalonians (2013)
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:8 & Isaiah 40:31
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 18 secs
Accept Christ as your Savior and you'll never have any problems or times of suffering again. Not so fast! Listen to this lesson to learn why all Christians will suffer at times. See how bad things happen because we have sin natures and live in a fallen world. Learn that sometimes God disciplines us in the same way earthly parents discipline their children. Gain an understanding of this by learning how God brought four-fold suffering on David for his sin with Bathsheba. Accept that God is always there to help us when we are suffering and that it is for our ultimate good.