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Wrestling With God: Why Is There Evil and Suffering? - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Pastor Steve Brown

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Release Date: 02/18/2016

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We live in a culture with growing diversity, competing claims for truth, and greater uncertainty. We also have a foundational hope to know what is THE way, THE truth, and THE life. So, how can we know the way, the truth, and the life?  Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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From the time that Jesus walked the earth, people have tried to define Jesus. What if we let Jesus define himself? Jesus once said, “I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” (John 8:18) The Gospel of John records seven statements that Jesus made about himself, all beginning with “I am …” Using these statements and other related Bible passages, we will seek to learn how Jesus defined himself. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches.” What does that mean for the life of a branch (you, me)? Subscribe to stay updated...

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From the time that Jesus walked the earth, people have tried to define Jesus. What if we let Jesus defined himself? Jesus once said, “I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” (John 8:18) The Gospel of John records seven statements that Jesus made about himself, all beginning with “I am …” Using these statements and other related Bible passages, we will seek to learn how Jesus defined himself. Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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For You // Steve Brown show art For You // Steve Brown

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God is not against you. Jesus said, "This is my body given for you." "This cup is the new covenant in my blood shed for you." In Holy Communion, God, the Son, Jesus, comes face to face with us and says, This is me, for you. We can be certain that God the Son, Jesus, is right here with us. Holy Communion is for you and a profoundly personal encounter with Holy God. Lessons: Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14, Hebrews 10:16-23, Luke 22:7-20 Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content.   Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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Jesus Self-Defined, Part 4: I am the Good Shepherd // Steve Brown show art Jesus Self-Defined, Part 4: I am the Good Shepherd // Steve Brown

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When Jesus self-defined as the Good Shepherd, he said that the Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, even the sheep that didn’t belong to him. Why would a shepherd die for his sheep, let alone sheep that weren’t his? Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content.  Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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From the time that Jesus walked the earth, people have tried to define Jesus. What if we let Jesus define himself? Jesus once said, “I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” (John 8:18) The Gospel of John records seven statements that Jesus made about himself, all beginning with “I am …” Using these statements and other related Bible passages, we will seek to learn how Jesus defined himself. In part 3 of our series we focus on Jesus’ words, “I am the door.” Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content.  Follow St...

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Jesus Self-Defined, Part 2: I am the Light of the World // Steve Brown show art Jesus Self-Defined, Part 2: I am the Light of the World // Steve Brown

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We often fear what we cannot see. Most of us have some fear of the dark. This ranges from literal fear of physical darkness to fear of the unknown. To what do your unseen fears lead you? Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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This conversation features Jonas Kröning, a member of our partner church in Warder, Germany. Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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Jesus Self-Defined, Part 1: I am the Bread of Life // Mike Weaver show art Jesus Self-Defined, Part 1: I am the Bread of Life // Mike Weaver

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From the time that Jesus walked the earth, people have tried to define Jesus. This continues in our day. What if we let Jesus define himself? The Gospel of John records seven statements that Jesus made about himself, all beginning with “I am …” Using these statements and other related Bible passages, we will seek to learn how Jesus defined himself. Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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The Biblical, true, quick, but not very satisfying answer to this question is that evil and suffering are a result of our rebellion against God. The real question we have is this: Why does God allow evil and suffering? This is the classic problem of evil (the Stoic Dilemma). If God is all loving and all powerful, why do evil and suffering occur? On one hand, there is not find in the Bible a simple and clear answer to this dilemma and we will continue to struggle with this question until they day when we will see God face to face and we will know fully God’s plan (1 Cor. 13:12). But the primary truth of the whole Bible is what God accomplished for us in Jesus. Jesus is God’s answer to the problem of evil and suffering. We continue to wrestle with this because of the extreme pain we experience and our confusion and doubt over what God has ultimately accomplished for us through Jesus.
 
After hearing this sermon, we hope that you will better understand that the problem of evil remains in our lives, but that Jesus is God’s answer.