The following quote comes from Bonhoeffer’s sermon on the first Sunday of Advent in 1935 as Hitler’s power in Germany was increasing. Keep Bonhoeffer’s context in mind as you read this excerpt from this Advent sermon based out of Revelation 14:6-13.
Why does God allow us to suffer? This is a question has led many to abandon their faith and turn to atheism. Terrible things happen to some really wonderful people, and it doesn’t always make sense. So how can we continue to live by faith and trust in God?
Have you ever wondered if we will we have bodies in heaven? What does the Bible teach about the New Heavens & New Earth, and does it matter for our daily life?
What is the foundation of Christian hope? The resurrection of Jesus Christ delivers hope to the hopeless.
In the aftermath of tragedies and suffering, what does it mean to trust the Lord as your refuge? Turn to the Psalmist and the promises of the gospel.
What is wrong with the world? This isn’t the way things are supposed to be. How do Christians explain what’s wrong and why there’s a reason for hope?
Many Christians struggle with assurance of their salvation and eternal destiny. What is the foundation of Christian assurance for heaven?
Why does God let us suffer? How can you trust a God who would let you get cancer? Romans 8:28-29 provide insight: Because they make us more like Christ.
The reality of suffering and pain can easily lead to despair and doubt. Samwise Gamgee in LOTR presents a beautifully Christian view on hope in the midst of the problem of evil.