Sermons on Trials/Suffering

A Shelter in the Time of Storm (Nahum)

Hollywood loves sequels.  That’s why there are 14 Batman films, 26 James Bond movies, and 21 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Sometimes those sequels are really good, like Toy Story 2, 3 and 4.  Other times, those sequels are really lousy, like “Jaws: The Revenge”.              But there’s something satisfying about sequels, because whenever…

What Suffering Can Do For Us (Job)

            “I just think God wants me to be happy.  It’s never God’s will for his children to suffer.”  I hear those statements frequently from Christians as they try to make sense of the character of God.  Why would a loving God not want his children to be happy?             And I understand the reasoning behind it.…

Response to Suffering (Ruth)

As you all know, every good children’s story begins with the same four words.  And those four words are…. (“Once upon a time”).  There’s something almost magical about those words because as soon as soon we hear them, we want to know more.  What’s this story going to be about?             Well, the Hebrew language…