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Messages with tag - Suffering

1 Thessalonians (2013)
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:8 & Isaiah 40:12-22
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 14 secs
Since Christ died for all sins on the Cross, does it mean we can sin without any consequences? Listen to this lesson to learn that one of the reasons Christians suffer is because God is disciplining us for the sins we commit after our salvation. Review five reasons Christians suffer and learn about five more. See that belief in the Bible no longer unifies western civilization causing suffering as society breaks down. Find out that angels are observing us to see how we handle our suffering. Take the opportunity to comfort others who are suffering with the same comfort God gives us during our times of suffering.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 10:29-33
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 46 mins 7 secs
Why does God allow sin and evil on this earth? Listen to this lesson for a Biblical answer to this age-old question. Learn about the differences between God’s sovereign permissive will and His decreed will. Find out that the suffering we face in life is known by God and is intended for our ultimate good. See what Jesus said about earning or losing rewards during our Christian life.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Feb 05, 2015
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 16 secs
The seatbelt lights are on. The wheels are lifting for takeoff. Are you ready for a flyover of the book of 1 Peter? Beginning with the introduction, follow the key words concerning grace, suffering, hope, glory, and inheritance. Learn that Church Age believers are living in an arena being observed by angels. See how holiness is not a synonym for morality and learn its true meaning. As we move into the next three sections of the book, follow the necessity to submit to authority, even if it is unjust and learn about the different roles in marriage. Nearing the conclusion, let the reality of the future determine how you live life today.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 1:7-9
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 13 secs
Have you ever been so happy you were almost ecstatic? Maybe you got that raise you've been wanting or got accepted into the college you had dreamed about. It's easy to be happy when things are going your way. Listen to this lesson to learn about a true joy believers can have in the middle of unimaginable disasters. See that God has a training program tailored for each of us to develop the spiritual skills we need to experience this joy. Find out that this requires choices on our part so that even when it's hard and uncomfortable we can apply the Word of God to guide our actions.
Holocaust Special
Tue, Jun 07, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: Jeremiah 29:11
Series: Holocaust Special
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 25 secs

How can a good, all-powerful God allow suffering that comes from evil? Listen to this lesson to learn ways to engage people asking this question and help them understand the character of God. Find out three possible options for the existence of evil and how only the Bible has the answers. Hear how Job suffered at the hands of Satan and how God answered Job’s questions. See that only God can bring something good out of suffering and He will eventually destroy all evil.

At the beginning of this lesson Dr. Dean recommended a publication to read for more information on the Holocaust. Click for the April/May 2016 issue of Israel My Glory.

Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 107:33-43
Series: Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Duration: 53 mins 29 secs
Does it seem like there are more natural disasters than usual and why are they occurring now? Listen to this lesson to learn that God is the One ultimately behind the weather and events of nature. See that God delivers His people from their adversities and the solution to our troubles is prayer. Find out what the Bible teaches about God’s providential care of all but especially those who believe in Him. Review five reasons for suffering. Follow the closing challenge of this Psalm to be wise and understand the lovingkindness of the Lord in good times and bad.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Jul 26, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12 & James 1:2-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
Okay, so things in your life are horrible. What’s your first reaction? Throw a pity party? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us suffer and that some suffering we bring on ourselves and other is undeserved but God can use both for our spiritual growth when we walk by means of the Spirit. Find out that Peter was talking about people who suffer for their Christian beliefs much as we see happening in our country today. Learn how it is possible to have joy in the midst of even the most intense adversities because of what we know about God and understand about the purpose of suffering in our lives.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 10 secs
Are you aware that you have a target on your back that Satan is aiming at to get you to rebel against God? Listen to this lesson to learn about the invisible warfare all Christians are engaged in on a daily basis. Hear eleven biblical names for Satan and what these names teach us about him. See the commands we have been given on how to handle Satan’s attacks on us with an emphasis on standing our ground. Find out the categories of suffering and how all suffering can be turned into blessing in our lives. At the end hear a report from Jeff Phipps on his mission work in Brazil.