What does the Bible Say about Suffering?

What does the Bible Say about Suffering?
May 31, 2020
Passage: Romans 8:18-25

Ben Beswick is a good friend of Pastor Davis', and among other things, is a Doctoral Candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Biblical Counseling Emphasis). 

Main Point: "It is only when we see our present suffering in light of our glorious future that we are able to persevere (through suffering)..."

Many believers struggle with either an "over-realized eschatology" (minimizing the reality of pain and suffering in the world), or else with an "under-realized eschatology" (having no concept for how pain and suffering advance God's glory throughout the world). For us all, Ben reminds us from Romans 8:18-25 - because of Christ, our future is certain - and it is indescribably glorious. 

  1. Glorious for nature
  2. Glorious for believers
  3. Gloriously certain - for our future is given by God himself!
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