• The Tears of God by

    Even when we begin to understand why God sends suffering into our lives and what He is bringing about through that suffering, we may still wonder how to relate to Him in the midst of our suffering. In what way …

  • Mourning & Dancing by

    Though the kingdom of God has been inaugurated in the Person and work of Jesus Christ, the kingdom has not yet come in all its fullness. Consequently, life in this period of “already” and “not yet” is complex and multifaceted …

  • Being Like Jesus by

    The term “sanctification” is a common buzzword in many Christian circles, and it is rightly associated with the teaching that Christ’s disciples are being made holy by the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. However, we must …

  • The Man Born Blind by

    It can be dangerously easy to jump to conclusions about people around us who are suffering. Whether someone is destitute, ill, homeless, or alone, our first inclination might be to wonder how they managed to get themselves into their current …

  • Our Union with Christ by

    Our union with Jesus Christ is vast and multifaceted. In our previous session, we spoke about how Christ shares in the sorrows and suffering of those who are united to Him. As we continue our time together, we will see …

  • The Former Things Have Passed Away by

    Although we suffer now, our present travails are nothing compared to the blessings that await us. In this lecture, Dr. R.C. Sproul looks at God’s promises concerning the final eradication of suffering in the new heavens and new …

  • Questions and Answers #2 by ,

    R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas answer questions about suffering and God’s sovereignty. Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C …

  • Take Up Your Cross by

    There are those who tell unbelievers that if they become Christians, all their troubles will be over. In reality, to become a Christian means to enter into an intense battle, and battles involve suffering. In this lecture, Dr. Derek Thomas …

  • The Suffering Servant by

    In the Old Testament, the coming Messiah is described as the suffering servant and as a man of sorrows.  In this lecture, Dr. R.C. Sproul examines Christ’s role as the suffering servant and the way in which suffering …

  • Sin, Satan, and Suffering by

    All human beings will experience suffering of one kind or another in their life. And almost all human beings will at some point wonder why. In this lecture, Dr. Derek Thomas looks at the root cause of all suffering in …

  • Questions & Answers #1 by ,

    R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas answer questions about suffering and God’s sovereignty. Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C …

  • Love God? Sometimes I Hate Him!” by

    From our twenty-first century perspective, we might be tempted to read too much into the peculiar traits of German reformer Martin Luther, and have them overshadow his contributions to the church. In this message, Dr. Sproul will introduce us to …

  • If God Is Good, Why Do I Suffer? by

  • Purpose in Suffering by

    Years after the events of 9/11, you can still see bumper stickers that read “Never Forget.” As we reflect on those seemingly senseless events, can we confidently conclude that they were acts of divine judgment? Can we confidently conclude …

  • What Is Heaven Like? by

    The question what is heaven?, or more specifically, what is heaven like?, has left professors and lay people wondering for centuries. That is because the Bible is rather oblique with its descriptions about the final destiny of God’s …