• Gratitude by

    Acceptance and gratitude should be distinguishing characteristics of every Christian. In this lesson, Elisabeth Elliot offers encouragement in being unafraid and steadfast in the midst of personal suffering while illustrating how gratitude and thanksgiving honors God as we receive whatever …

  • The Terrible Truth by

    Knowing that a sovereign and loving God intimately knows our suffering and pain is comforting and reassuring for Christians. In this lesson, Elisabeth Elliot reflects upon the terrible truth about suffering as a tremendous mystery for the Christian who knows …

  • Transfiguration by

    Transfiguration is about the idea of exchange, which is the central principle of the Christian faith, embodied in the cross. In this lesson, Elisabeth Elliot describes how the cross does not exempt us from suffering but paradoxically transforms dying ashes …

  • Offering by

    God provides gifts to His people that are not solely for their own good but are to be offered back to Him for the benefit of the world. In this lesson, Elisabeth Elliot explains that everything we have and experience …

  • Acceptance by

    Suffering is a mystery that is not easily explained but rather something to be affirmed and accepted. In this lesson, Elisabeth Elliot unpacks the idea of accepting suffering while relying upon God’s promises because a peace that surpasses all …

  • The Message by

    As one of the oldest books in the Bible, Job deals most specifically and directly with the subject of suffering. In this lesson, Elisabeth Elliot looks at suffering as one of God’s ways of getting our attention as we trust …

  • Questions & Answers by

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: Suffering & the Sovereignty of God Q&A by

    In this session, Lee Webb and R.C. Sproul Jr. address questions from students enrolled in the Ligonier Connect course based upon Dr. Sproul’s teaching series Suffering and The Sovereignty of God.

  • God in the Wasteland by

    The life of a Christian is often characterized by happiness and abundance. God loves to lavish good gifts upon His children, and those who know Him are reminded of His love and faithfulness when they experience His gracious blessings. However …

  • Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh by

    When we find ourselves in trying circumstances, we often cry out to God for deliverance. Yet, these prayers at times appear to remain unanswered, and our suffering may continue unabated. Rather than giving in to despair in these situations, the …

  • Living with the Mystery by

    Even when we believe God’s promise that He uses trial and hardship to accomplish great things, we may not be quite satisfied. Often we think that suffering would be easier to endure if we had access to God’s …

  • Better than I Deserve by

    We are much better at finding areas of sin in the lives of others than we are at identifying our own sins. Jesus spoke wisely when he urged us to remove the plank from our own eye before attempting to …

  • I Create Calamity” by

    For many believers and non-believers alike, the so-called “problem of evil” calls the goodness and sovereignty of God into question. In order to defend God’s power and holiness, many Christians go to great lengths to distance God from the …

  • Wounds in Heaven by

    Jesus Christ’s victory over death was indeed the turning point of history. In His triumph, He reversed the earth’s cycle of chaos and destruction and revealed Himself as the rightful ruler of the cosmos. It is significant that …

  • Job by

    Many of the questions that we raise about God’s sovereignty over human suffering find their answers in the book of Job. Though Job was a godly and faithful man, he suffered to such a degree that that his name …