Shows Main Idea – This past April I did a podcast with the Glory Books Ministry, Ep. 12 on a theology of suffering. They aired that show in April. However, what you did not hear were some of the bloopers and pneumatic moments that were not part of the podcast. This podcast is the unedited version.
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Texts Rick used in the podcast
- Job 23:16
- Isaiah 53:10
- 1 John 3:1
- 1 Peter 2:21
- Genesis 3:18
- 1 Peter 4:12
- 2 Corinthians 1:8-9
- Mark 9:24
- Philippians 2:12-13
- Matthew 18:15-17
- Hebrews 10:24-25
- 1 Corinthians 12:21
- Hebrews 13:3
- James 3:9-10
- Romans 12:15
- 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Ephesians 4:22-24
- Jeremiah 1:5
- Mark 1:11-12
- 2 Corinthians 12:9
The surprise of suffering for a Christian
If God would write suffering into His Son’s life why would He not write it into our life as well? – Rick Thomas
- Disappointment with God
- The importance of crying
We are called to suffer
- Suffering is our calling
- Suffering is a promise
- Suffering must be understood
- Suffering must be worked out
When does suffering in marriage becomes abuse?
- Any kind of wrong is suffering
- Abuse is one kind of suffering
- Consequentially, physical abuse is worse
- Abuse, harshness, unkindness, and manipulation are a few examples of suffering
Should the church be involved when abuse happens
- The church should be involved in all our lives
- Ideally, the church should be compassionately and competently intrusive
- Sanctification should happen in community
How do you respond to the abused?
- Compassion for the abused
- Understand the abused
- Offering hope to the abused
- Practically help the abused
- Protect the abused from being hurt again
- Enlist the body of Christ to help her
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