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"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in
any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
"We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered
us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,"
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
Habakkuk 3: 17-19
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured
out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
"In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent."
"This righteousness is given through faith in[a] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
Romans 3: 22c-23
"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the
road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
"He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus."
2 Thessalonians 1:8
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of
heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in
the major characteres in the book of Job
Job, Zophar, Eliphaz, Bildad, Elihu
new wider hope
if they live in accordance to god, they will be saved because of christ merits
one who is seeking after truth, not necessarily those doing evil
everyone will be saved
singular movements in the lives of the disciples that would have caused profound changes in their lives
feeding of 5000, resurrection
countries in the world
languages in the world
nigeria ethnic groups
hausa, igbo, yoruba
speaks to the distance a person has to go to evangelize
distance to go to join a church
to come in the flesh, dwelling among the people
the attempt to justify God's ways in the world.
unreached people groups
muslim, hindu, buddhists, ethno-religious, non-religions
reasons why we need to go through suffering
themes in job's responses
disappointment in his friends, declaration of God's greatness, disillusionment with God's ways, despair with life, desire for vindication with God
religious groups who do no know or recognize jehovah god
atheists, animists, budhists, hindus, sikhs, muslims, taoists
groups who may have heard about God but have not obeyed the gospel
jews, nominalists, christo-pagans, wordly christians
our responses when we consider the plight of the lost
examine god's word to know truth, examine ourselves, love the lost as Christ loves, speak the truth, pray to send out workers, prepare to be used by God
Why is the problem of human suffering challenge the faith of many people? What is a good response for a Christian perspective? (SHORT ESSAY)
Hint-how does the nature of God conflict with the logic of suffering?
- -Christian perspective- Rom. 5:3-5, through suffering we will gain perseverance, which develops character, and hope. Through hope we will not be disappointed hope is in God's love for us (to comfort others, lean upon God, give thanks to God,
- -worldy perspective- an opportunity to grow into the person God intends for us to be
God has a plan to save the world. Jesus' death on the cross is an essential part of that plan. Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Be sure to use information that was discussed in the lecture "God's plan to save" (SHORT ESSAY)
- -the law of sin and death separated us from God and destined us to eternal separation
- -God, in his mercy, desired to forgive our sins, therefore Christ died on the cross in order to give our salvation and life
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