QUESTION: HOW CAN A GOOD GOD ALLOW SUFFERING??

May 23, 2021

Pastor Justin Mosher

 

Opening Scripture - John 16:33

 

  1. SOME SUFFERING IN THE WORLD IS EXECUTED BY A GOD WHO IS SIMPLY ______________ _________________.   

Genesis 19:13, 2 Kings 25 & 1 Corinthians 11:27-30

 

2.   THE __________ OF THE ________________: UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, OUR BAD CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES.  Galatians 6:7, Romans 2:4 & Luke 13:1-5

 

3.   GOD IS NOT THE CREATOR OF __________ AND ______________________.

Genesis 1:31, Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12, John 9:3 & John 11:4

Two Primary Sources of Evil:

  1. ______________________ evil. Genesis 4:8
  2. ______________________ evil.   Genesis 3:17, Isaiah 24:5-6 & Romans 8:19-21

 

4.   THOUGH SUFFERING ITSELF IS _______ _________, GOD USES IT TO _______________ _________ FOR HIS PEOPLE.

  1. God uses suffering to ________ people to _______________.

Hebrews 12:7 & Psalm 23:4

  1. God uses suffering to help us become ________ _________ Jesus.  Romans 5:3-4, Hebrews 5:8 & Psalm 119:71
  2. God uses _______ circumstances to bring about _________ ends. Romans 8:28 & Genesis 50:20

 

5.   THE DAY IS COMING WHEN SUFFERING WILL _______, AND EVIL WILL BE _______________. 2 Peter 3:9 & Revelation 21:4

 

6.   THE SUFFERING WE EXPERIENCE IN THIS LIFE ____________ IN _________________________TO THE GOOD GOD HAS IN STORE FOR US IN ________________.  2 Corinthians 4:17, Romans 8:18, 1 Corinthians 2:9, Revelation 22:3 & Isaiah 11:6

 

7.   WE MUST DECIDE WHETHER OUR SUFFERING IS GOING TO ___________ OR _____________OUR HEARTS TOWARD GOD. Psalm 34:18, Lamentations 3:22-24, John 16:33, 1 Peter 3:18 & Hebrews 13:12

 

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