Suffering is part of the world in which we live. Its roots go back to the fall of humanity into sin, and to the curse that God pronounced upon man and this present world. In the words of the Apostle Paul, the creation was subjected to futility (Rom 8:20). But in the midst of this futility Paul also speaks of a hope that God has given to us in Jesus Christ.
Because of Christ, our sufferings do not have the final word. God has planned something much better to come and that we eagerly hope for. It is this gracious plan of God that transforms our present sufferings into things that God actually uses for
our good. And so that we can say with Paul that all things (even our troubles) are working together for good (Rom 8:28).
Join us these four weeks in May as we explore what the Scriptures say about the meaning of suffering. Topics will include: (1) Is there a meaning to suffering? (2) Suffering and improvement? (3) Are the new heavens for real? (4) Any action points?
Teacher: Dr. William Edgar (Westminster Seminary)
Location: This will be an online class, using Zoom. If you are not on our email list, and would like to receive weekly invitations, please contact the church office.