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Dangers, Toils, and Snares

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ID: 22702 • September 10, 2010

What are the purposes of suffering and trials? Why does God allow them? Those around us might tell us that suffering is pointless, that we should ignore it or rise above it, or that karma is paying us back for a wrong we have committed. The Bible, though, gives a very different answer. Scripture clearly addresses suffering—both its presence and its purpose. (After all, no one suffered more than Christ, our Savior.) Its many examples of faithful men and women who encountered various trials demonstrate God’s hand at work throughout history and for His glory.

In this series, Alistair Begg address the difficulties and worries of life by turning our attention to God’s Word and His promises. We may be tempted to long for greener pastures, but amid life’s trials, God’s Word assures us that peace is found in Christ alone.

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Dealing with Stress

Sermon 28:18 ID: 0552

All the Lonely People

Mark 10:46-52 Sermon 36:58 ID: 2027

Casting All Your Cares

1 Peter 5:7 Sermon Includes Transcript 29:17 ID: 2034

Down in the Valley

1 Kings 19:1-18 Sermon Includes Transcript 45:38 ID: 2017

Jesus Calms the Storm

Mark 4:35-41 Sermon 31:17 ID: 2697

Suffering in the Believer’s Life

Lamentations 2:20 Sermon 38:40 ID: 2090

“If Anyone Is Sick…” — Part One

James 5:14-18 Sermon 32:59 ID: 2618

“If Anyone Is Sick…” — Part Two

James 5:15 Sermon 32:38 ID: 2621

Making the Most of It

Genesis 39:1-7 Sermon Includes Transcript 48:50 ID: 1851

Sweet Fruit from a Thorny Tree

2 Corinthians 1:1 Sermon 19:42 ID: 2574

“So Do Not Fear…”

Isaiah 41:10 Sermon 43:56 ID: 2005

Celebrate Life!

Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 Sermon Includes Transcript 43:06 ID: 2302

Sweet Fruit Revisited

Sermon 15:38 ID: 2766