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Pain & Suffering

Where is God when I suffer?

Where is God when I Suffer? • North Oak

Week 4 • August 27, 2017 • Mark Sheets

One certainty amidst all our questions surrounding pain and suffering is that God joins us in our suffering. What does it say about the character of God that even Jesus suffered? Does our suffering have any higher purpose?

Where is God when I Suffer? • Platte County

Week 4 • August 27, 2017 • Adam Mustoe

One certainty amidst all our questions surrounding pain and suffering is that God joins us in our suffering. What does it say about the character of God that even Jesus suffered? Does our suffering have any higher purpose?

Where is God when I Suffer? • Gladstone

Week 4 • August 27, 2017 • Kayla Meredith

One certainty amidst all our questions surrounding pain and suffering is that God joins us in our suffering. What does it say about the character of God that even Jesus suffered? Does our suffering have any higher purpose?

Is God Really in Control? • North Oak

Week 3 • August 20, 2017 • Mark Sheets

We may have heard or said things like "God has a plan" or "everything happens for a reason." What does that really mean? How do we know what is God’s design and what just happens? We will explore how God interacts in the world and what that means for our lives.

Is God Really in Control? • Platte County

Week 3 • August 20, 2017 • Adam Mustoe

We may have heard or said things like "God has a plan" or "everything happens for a reason." What does that really mean? How do we know what is God’s design and what just happens? We will explore how God interacts in the world and what that means for our lives.

Is God Really in Control? • Gladstone

Week 3 • August 20, 2017 • Kayla Meredith

We may have heard or said things like "God has a plan" or "everything happens for a reason." What does that really mean? How do we know what is God’s design and what just happens? We will explore how God interacts in the world and what that means for our lives.

Why Do I Suffer? • North Oak

Week 2 • August 13, 2017 • Mark Sheets

Why would God create a world where such terrible things can happen? It could be that by giving us free will God allows the possibility of evil without willing evil itself. How much of the suffering we experience is caused by people’s poor decisions?

Why Do I Suffer? • Platte County

Week 2 • August 13, 2017 • Adam Mustoe

Why would God create a world where such terrible things can happen? It could be that by giving us free will God allows the possibility of evil without willing evil itself. How much of the suffering we experience is caused by people’s poor decisions?

Why Do I Suffer? • Gladstone

Week 2 • August 13, 2017 • Kayla Meredith

Why would God create a world where such terrible things can happen? It could be that by giving us free will God allows the possibility of evil without willing evil itself. How much of the suffering we experience is caused by people’s poor decisions?

Making Sense of Suffering • North Oak

Week 1 • August 6, 2017 • Mark Sheets

Suffering can often lead to doubting God’s existence. How can all three things be true at the same time: 1. God is all powerful, 2. God is all good. 3. Evil exists. Any of the two make sense, but how do we reconcile all three?

Making Sense of Suffering • Platte County

Week 1 • guest preacher Michael McIntyre • August 6, 2017 • Michael McIntyre

Suffering can often lead to doubting God’s existence. How can all three things be true at the same time: 1. God is all powerful, 2. God is all good. 3. Evil exists. Any of the two make sense, but how do we reconcile all three? Guest preacher Michael McIntyre begins the new series "Pain & Suffering."

Making Sense of Suffering • Gladstone

Week 1 • August 6, 2017 • Kayla Meredith

Suffering can often lead to doubting God’s existence. How can all three things be true at the same time: 1. God is all powerful, 2. God is all good. 3. Evil exists. Any of the two make sense, but how do we reconcile all three?

Pain & Suffering video

Where is God when we suffer? • July 30, 2017

We hear about terrible things happening everyday around the world. Whatever it is – illness, death, natural disasters, or other forces that seem to strike without warning – the experience of tragedy is universal. Whether we suffer ourselves or see those we love in pain, eventually we all ask: “If God is good, why do bad things happen?” This 4-week worship series begins August 6 and will include material to work through with others. North Oak's discussion group will meet Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. beginning August 13.