• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Suffering and Sin by

    As we seek to understand God’s providence, we are forced to deal with questions of human suffering.  Where does suffering fit in God’s divine plan? How much of our suffering is directly related to our personal sin? How …

  • 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 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Understanding Suffering by

    When you face suffering at any level, how do you handle it? Do you deny its existence; become indifferent to its effects; cover it up; or courageously take it head on? In this message entitled “Understanding Suffering,” Dr. Sproul explains …

  • 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 …