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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Suffering, Perplexity and Despair

2 Corinthians 4:8-10

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Many times it is hard to keep our faith.
    • 2. Suffering and heartache tend to make our faith weak.
    • 3. Paul says that suffering is not limited to a few.
    • 4. We question what Jesus meant in Matthew 11:28-30
  • I. SURPRISED BY PAIN
    • A. All Kinds of Pain
      • 1. Bible says don't be surprised (1 Peter 4:12-13).
  • II. CHRISTIANS WILL SUFFER
    • A. 1 Peter 4:15-16, 4:19
  • III. SUFFERING PRODUCES GOOD FRUIT
    • A. 1 Peter 1:6-9
  • IV. THE DESIRE TO DIE
    • A. Not Unusual
      • 1. Isaiah 53:11; Romans 8:22-23
      • 2. Even heroes (Numbers 11:15; Job 3:11; Jeremiah 20:14-15, 18)
  • V. WHAT ABOUT SUICIDE?
    • A. Beware of Making Final Judgment
  • VI. WHAT ABOUT EUTHANASIA? Two Kinds
    • A. Active
    • B. Passive
  • VII. LIFE IS PRECIOUS
    • A. David (Psalms 27:13)
    • B. Paul (2 Corinthains 1:8-10)
  • Conclusion



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