Trials and Suffering

The Importance of Preaching the Theology of Suffering – Christian Article

Learning Obedience by Suffering One of the most mysterious statements about Christ in the Bible appears in Hebrews 5:8: “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” The Holy Spirit had just asserted that Christ, though tempted as we are, was “yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15). How then did he learn obedience through suffering? He did not have to cleanse his soul from evil, for he was “holy, harmless, undefiled” (Heb. 7:26). His…

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The Key to Not Grumbling in Suffering – Christian Article

A Rare Trait I am drawn to people who suffer without murmuring. Especially when they believe in God but never get angry with him or criticize him. It seems to me that not murmuring is one of the rarest traits in the world. And when it is combined with a deep faith in God—who could alter our painful circumstances, but doesn’t—it has a beautiful God-trusting, God-honoring quality that makes it all the more attractive. Paul was like that. Brought to…

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