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Dangers, Toils, and Snares

How to Find Peace amid Life’s Greatest Trials

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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 perhaps even 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 promises. We may be tempted to long for greener pastures, but the Bible assures us that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7), can be found in Jesus Christ, even amidst great worldly trials.

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Dealing With Stress

Sermon Includes Transcript 28:20 ID: 0552

All the Lonely People

Mark 10:46–52 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:01 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 Includes Transcript 31:20 ID: 2697

Suffering in the Believer’s Life

Lamentations 1:12 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:42 ID: 2090

“If Anyone Is Sick…” — Part One

James 5:14–18 Sermon Includes Transcript 33:00 ID: 2618

“If Anyone Is Sick…” — Part Two

James 5:15 Sermon Includes Transcript 32:39 ID: 2621

Making the Most of It

Genesis 39:1–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 48:52 ID: 1851

Sweet Fruit from a Thorny Tree

2 Corinthians 1:1–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 19:43 ID: 2574

“So Do Not Fear…”

Isaiah 41:10 Sermon Includes Transcript 43:57 ID: 2005

“Why Has This Happened to Me?” (Cancer Support Dinner)

Ruth 1:1–22 Sermon Includes Transcript 42:22 ID: 3613

Celebrate Life!

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

The Glory We Await

Romans 8:18–25 Sermon Includes Transcript 53:31 ID: 3515