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What does the Bible say about Suffering? In a four part series, Marijke Hoek unpacks four key passages that teach us about Suffering in context as part of our discipleship, What the Old Testament has to say and about how the eternal perspective can give us comfort and hope even in our suffering.

Part 1: Suffering Is Part of Our Sonship and Discipleship

by Marijke Hoek March 19, 2017 6:30pm

Romans 8:14-27

In Romans Paul characterises our adoption and sonship with the fact that we will suffer with Him. There is a pattern of suffering and consolation in our lives that has implications for the wider community.

Part 2: A Timely Perspective on Suffering

by Marijke Hoek March 26, 2017 6:30pm

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

As Paul places the sufferings of the present time in the light of the future glory; what insight does such eternal perspective give us? Suffering is not only a fact of the Christian life; it is also an opportunity.

Part 3: Comfort in Suffering

by Marijke Hoek April 2, 2017 6:30pm

Luke 24:13-34

Comfort is a prominent theme in the bible’s perspective on suffering. What is the role of lament and how does God comfort us? and how does he bring comfort thorugh us to a hurting world?

Part 4: Hope in Suffering

by Marijke Hoek April 9, 2017 6:30pm

Romans 5:2-5

The characteristic of the Christian life is hope. It is “a staying power” in the midst of hardship. Our hope is based in memory of God’s faithfulness and trust in His word.