Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Why Suffering 18

As children we all have dreams. As we grow we discover that both our outer world and our inner world conspire to kill those dreams. Through redemption, God works to restore the proper version of those dreams to us- the version for which He created us.

2017-09-24 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 17

If God had made a world in which people could only choose good there would be no such thing as love. Love must be voluntary or it is not love. The existence of evil is a challenge to Christianity, but one that can be explained. To atheism, however, both good and evil pose a problem.

2017-09-17 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 16

Turn about is fair play. If atheists criticize Christianity over the problem of suffering it opens the door for Christians to examine whether or not the atheists have a better explanation. The fact of morality is a very big problem for the God-less worldview.

2017-09-12 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 15

Materialists believe that the world can be explained strictly in terms of matter and energy. There is no God, no life after death, and no human soul. In fact, what we call the "mind" is really just a function of the brain. What can materialists offer us in the face of human suffering?

2017-09-03 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 14

What does Islam teach about human suffering? Islam teaches more than mere acceptance of suffering. It teaches an embracing of suffering as God's will. The underlying philosophy, like Buddhism, leads to a real dehumanizing effect on the soul. Islam is severely deficient in love.

2017-08-27 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 13

The problem of pain and suffering so often brings Christianity under attack. Do any other worldviews offer anything better? The Buddhist worldview certainly does not.

2017-08-20 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 12

Music in general, and great songs in particular, are so powerful because they appeal to both the intellect (lyrics) and the emotions (music). Similarly, we must realize that any really helpful response to the problem of suffering must address both of these key area of human existence.

2017-08-15 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 11

Why did Jesus die on the cross? He died for our sins. He also died for our shame and suffering. When we suffer, the cross proclaims that there is a God we can trust!

2017-08-08 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 10

What is love? What is trust? As we answer these questions we begin to see how it is that the cross of Christ provides an answer to the problem of suffering. Such great love means that we serve a God Who can be trusted with our questions when we suffer.

2017-08-01 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 8

Would you rather play a sport in which instant replay corrects every possible human error or one in which the human possibility of error is part of the drama? God wanted you as you, just as you are, blemishes and all- even with the possibility of suffering.

2017-07-16 Pastor Steve Spuler