SERMON SERIES: METAMORPHOSIS
Suffering is hard. Thankfully, God makes use of it to transform us. We are shaped, refined, pruned, transfigured in the crucible of hardship.
…Which means we can find enduring beauty even in the midst of grief, financial hardship, loneliness, relational conflict, wrecked dreams, and persecution. Our loving heavenly Father subverts the enemy and our fallenness, redeeming even the worst of our pain.
PART 1: SUFFERING AND OTHER GUARANTEES
Unfortunately, one of the things you can count on in life is suffering. Good news, though: that’s not the only thing you can count on if you’re following Christ. In this message, we’ll explore how integral suffering is to the Christian experience, and what makes that more than okay.
Text: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
5/13/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 2: WHAT GOD DOES WHILE WE SUFFER
No one likes to suffer. But hardship is something we can can actually embrace because of one powerful truth. In this message, we'll explore what that is.
Text: James 1:2-4
5/20/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 3: HOW NOT TO WASTE SUFFERING
How do you handle suffering? Do you run and try to avoid it like the plague? In this message, we'll explore what God really asks us to do, which is to simply show up. What does that mean? Listen or watch to find out.
Text: James 1:12
5/27/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt