Sermons on suffering

Sermons on suffering

From hostility to Grace

When we’ve been wronged by someone in a personal way, it’s hard to overcome the shame that comes from a loss of agency. And that makes forgiveness or restoration all the more difficult. It makes bitterness and pain hard to beat. How can we continue to be life-giving and relationally healthy when inevitable wrongs rob us of something as important as dignity? Some ancient wisdom from the letter to Colossians sheds some light on that.

The Way of Wandering

Have you ever found yourself wandering in the wilderness before? Maybe you’ve never physically wandered around in the wilderness before, but maybe you find yourself wandering in the wilderness of life. When we wander in the wilderness, God equips us with a promise and a purpose. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Freedom

We’re all in bondage to something, until we place our trust in the only One who can set us free.   *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Faith works

Saying yes to Jesus and helping others do the same can lead to purposeful and life-giving journeys of faith. But many of us struggle to talk about our faith or struggle to share our faith well. One of Jesus’ first disciples learned the key to sharing faith in powerful ways even in the face of opposition. And we can put that into practice for ourselves.

Wisdom for Our Waiting

Wisdom teaches us to wait with expectancy and grit, knowing we will see the goodness of God on the other side. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

The Goodness of God in the Hardships to Come

Doubt comes to all of us. And it comes especially hard in difficult times. It can have damaging effects on our relationships and our relationship with God. But could doubt be reigned in and used to help us endure and experience the goodness of God when hardship comes knocking?

Pray in the Crux of the Moment

What do we do in times of stress, crisis, even opportunity? Does prayer really make a difference? Isn’t prayer just religious superstition? Whether it be in the face of national tragedy or a profound personal need, in the crux of the moment where a Jesus type of miracle is needed, we must pray as Jesus did. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel…

Stress Test

A recent survey says we’re at the highest levels of stress in 20 years. Jesus changes the way we think about Stress and leads us from self-reliance and self-protection to submission and surrender to the power and purposes of God. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

The Promise of Perfect

Life doesn’t always get easier. Sometimes difficult seasons don’t let up resulting in emotional, physical and spiritual weariness. When we’re stuck in the middle, battling exhaustion, what’s supposed to keep us from quitting? We aren’t the first to find ourselves on the edge. It turns out that during one of Israel’s most discouraging times, God offered a wonderful message to help get them through that just happens to be a powerful promise for us too.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Guest speaker Chris Haydon shares a powerful message of how the Old Testament prophet Isaiah helped him to hear Christ’s call out of the wilderness of brokenness and into forgiveness, redemption, and new life. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

In Times of Trouble

Where is God when life is hard? What does God really promise us?When we’re in a time of trouble, God promises to be with us, to be for us, and to see us through. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

The Power and Problem of a Promise

When we’re stuck in an in-between time, the promises of God give us strength for today, and hope for tomorrow. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.