Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Why Suffering 7

God, the Creator, made us in His image. This means that each of us has worth and that we find our reason for being in a life of worship unto God. When we do not live lives of worship we sin, and it is sin, in part, that brings such pain, suffering, and devastation into this world.

2017-07-09 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 6

Human beings were created in the image of God. He is explanation of the origins of all things. He endowed us with "free will," and we used our freedom to sin against Him. This truth is key to our understanding of pain and suffering.

2017-07-02 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 5

The idea of "free will" is key to our understanding of pain and suffering in our world. It is not the entire explanation, but it is key. This truth ultimately defines man as made in God's image. It also means God is always innocent of moral evil.

2017-07-02 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 4

If there is no God, then man becomes God, the physical is all there is, and there is no eternity to live for. Eliminating God in the face of suffering is not a viable answer. When we suffer we need pastoral care, not just intellectual answers.

2017-06-20 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 3

Animals don't sin. Human beings do, because we are moral beings made in God's image. Human suffering is related to human sin. We have all sinned and all experienced suffering. We can derive valuable comfort from those who can understand our suffering because they have been through something similar.

2017-06-16 Bro. Ian Turner

Why Suffering 2

In our suffering God comforts us through His Word (a message), a future (hope), and in relationship with others (His people). In suffering we need answers that are satisfying both emotionally and intellectually.

2017-06-04 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 1

How can God be all powerful and all loving and suffering still exist in this world? Can He not stop it? Does He not care? The question of why pain and suffering exist is for many their main objection to Christianity.

2017-05-31 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 37

We close our study of the book "The Grace Awakening" with three important points. Grace is resisted by unresolved guilt and shame, when we are dominated by pride, and grace is received when we put away all confidence in the flesh. To let grace impact our lives we must admit our humanity and embrace humility.

2017-05-23 Pastor Steve Spuler

Grace Awakening 36

Bible characters present us with interesting and informative case studies. Moses, Samson, Peter, and Paul give us examples of grace resisted and received. There is much we can learn from their examples.

2017-05-23 Bro. Ian Turner

Grace Awakening 35

Over the past couple years we have explored the issues involved in the debate between "Lordship salvation" and "free grace salvation." Each position has its strengths and potential weaknesses. As we consider what grace means in our lives we once again remind ourselves of what can so easily happen if we stray from grace into works.

2017-05-08 Pastor Steve Spuler