Christian Suffering

Christian Suffering

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”
— 1 Peter 4:12-14

Christian Suffering
  • Though He Slay Me - E.10 - Breaking Bethel

    Jesse talks about his recent health diagnosis through his new theological understanding of God's will and healing, compared to his old theology from Bethel.

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  • The Bergers: Voyage of Life

    1 season

    "The Bergers: Voyage of Life" explores how the gospel impacts a family living with suffering and terminal illness. The testimonies of Katherine and Russell Berger were featured in the American Gospel films, and their "voyage of life" continues in this series.

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  • American Gospel: Christ Alone

    Movie + 4 extras

    Is Christianity Christ + the American dream? American Gospel examines how the prosperity gospel (the Word of Faith movement) has distorted the gospel message, and how this theology is being exported abroad.

  • Humiliation is the Path to Exaltation - E.3 - He Ascended - Phill Howell

    One of the earliest summaries of the gospel can be found in Philippians 2:6-11. This episode studies this passage and shows how the descent and ascent of both Jesus and Paul provides a helpful summary and pattern for every person who follows Christ. In sum, we cannot claim Christ’s victory withou...

  • Prosperity in Suffering - Chapter 4: Christ Alone

  • Chapter 1: A Chronic Journey - Open Hearts Book Club

    How do we suffer for Christ joyfully in this time we live in? With COVID, disease, illnesses, and painful trials how do we do this? In the first chapter the author talks about how to embark on this chronic journey by faith.

  • Sovereignty in Suffering - AG Roundtable

    Alistair Begg, Don Green, and Emilio Ramos respond to common objections to the sovereignty of God over evil and suffering. Phil Johnson explains how we are to understand God's decrees.

  • A Deeper Healing - Joni Eareckson Tada

    Joni has spent the majority of her life as a quadriplegic. But this hasn't kept her from praising and exalting the God of grace. Many years of walking with God through suffering have taught her to yearn for the healing of her soul far above the healing of her body. The blessing of fellowship with...

  • The Hurt of Healing - Clouds Without Water - Justin Peters

  • When the Healing Doesn't Come - Don Green

    How we think about sickness has a lot to do with how we think about life in general. In this sermon, Don Green encourages his hearers to step back and think about the big picture with an eternal perspective. All of life is meant to be lived for the glory of God, to love and trust Him more. Sickne...

  • A Look at Healing - Don Green

    Faith healers today travel the globe healing invisible maladies such as headaches and back pain. They claim greater miracles but rarely if ever offer evidence. So what is the gift of healing according to Scripture and how did it operate in Biblical History? Don Green takes a hard look at these cl...

  • Prosperity in Suffering (Part 1) - The Bergers: Voyage Of Life - Episode 1

    The Berger family prepares to move to a new home while dealing with Katherine's intestinal failure and Campbell's diagnosis.

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  • Prosperity in Suffering (Part 2) - The Bergers: Voyage Of Life - Episode 2

    The Bergers finish their move to their new home with Katherine's medical needs, and discuss how the Lord has used suffering to redeem their marriage. Be sure to stick around after the credits to hear Russell explain his inspiration for the title of this series: "The Voyage of Life."

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  • Trusting God in the Dark - Alistair Begg

    Suffering and tragedy are commonplace in the life of God's people. Our Father in Heaven does not desire that we put on a tough face and pretend to be unaffected by our afflictions. Rather we are encouraged to take our deepest woes to the One who truly cares. David's prayer in Psalm 13 is a prayer...

  • Think, Focus, Learn - Alistair Begg

    Some things are easy to understand. Other things require some thinking on our part before we grasp what we’re reading or hearing. In his final letter, the Apostle Paul called Timothy to this kind of reflection with regard to suffering for the sake of the Gospel. Alistair Begg points out how we ca...

  • Suffering Well with Joel Tiegreen - Behold Your God Podcast

    John speaks this week to Joel Tiegreen. Joel served as a missionary to Turkey for several years until he received a terminal diagnosis of cancer. John talks to Joel about his suffering and the Lord's kindness in it.

    Joel served for five years as a missionary to Turkey. He fully expected to die i...