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Divine Purpose In Suffering

Life In Exile

March 21, 2021 • Pastor Sandy Park

Several years ago, renown author Lee Strobel commissioned a national survey and asked people what question they’d ask if they could only ask God one thing. The number one response was “Why is there suffering in the world?” Though there are no easy answers to that question, in this sermon, as we continue our study in the book of 1 Peter, may we find encouragement and hope in seeing God's divine purpose in suffering even as we grapple and struggle with the "why". Read 1 Peter 4:1-6 to prepare.

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