• 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 …

  • The Resurrection of Christ by

    We live in a world filled with sickness, pain, and the inevitable—death. Because of this, we are continually looking for ways to comfort and ease the suffering.  Along with the Christian faith, there are other worldviews and religions that …

  • 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 …

  • Suffering: A Case Study by

    Perhaps the most common question that arises from amid our suffering is WHY. Why am I in so much pain? Why did my child die? Why did God let this happen? Certainly these are very difficult questions. Some years ago …

  • Suffering: A Divine Vocation by

    Scripture bears witness to the fact that there are those who have been called to suffer. But suffering for suffering’s sake is not part of God’s plan. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul introduces us to a …

  • Dying in Faith by

    The last words of loved ones leave profound impressions on our lives. Because of the context in which they are spoken, these last words can be very telling of the state of one’s soul. Not all of us will …

  • Life After Death? by

    There are many who assign value to their own life by what is most cherished in their life. Careers, family, or passions are but a few examples of things that seem to validate our existence. Perhaps serving other people makes …

  • God’s Providence to Job by

    So…were you there or not? This may seem like a silly question, but remember, this was one of the first of many questions God had for his servant Job who struggled with God’s providence. As we ourselves seek …

  • Providence and Suffering by

    The Psalmist asked, “Why do the wicked prosper, while the righteous suffer?” The prophet Habakkuk asked virtually the same question in his day as he witnessed his homeland overrun with the invading armies of the Chaldeans. Initially, from Habakkuk’s …