“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” This was the anguished cry of the Lord Jesus, just before He gave up His spirit as He hung on the cross.
Suffering is universal and pervasive, and has deep spiritual roots. As we continue with the sermon series of “Walking with God in pain and suffering”, we discover that the Christian faith has a unique response to the perplexing question of suffering which is radically different from other worldviews and religions. This Christian worldview on suffering is anchored in the suffering of a sovereign and redeemer God.
In this sermon “The Suffering God”, we see that God is neither remote, detached, callous nor indifferent. The Bible points to the suffering God. An incarnate god who suffers with us and for us. Suffering is in the heart of the Christian faith. It is at the heart of the Christian story.
So, how does the presence of a suffering God provide us with comfort in suffering? How does a suffering sovereign God help us confront the problem of pain? What are some powerful and practical implications of a suffering redeemer God for us who suffer? Come and join us as we ponder these important questions.