Is God in Control?

When pain, suffering, and natural disasters occur, how can we know that God is really in control? Is He really sovereign over all things, including evil?

  • Trusting God's Providence Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    The rain falls on the just and the unjust; foxes have holes and birds have nests, while lilies adorn the fields. Everything in creation is under the providing care of God. Not only does God supply all things, but He arranges them according to His plan and for His glory. For Christians, this ought to produce peace and comfort even when it appears that all is against them. Dr. Sproul begins this series by exploring many of the different aspects of the Providence of God. View Resource

  • Almighty Over All Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

  • What Is Providence? Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    Everything in creation is under the providing care of God. Not only does God supply all things, He arranges them according to His plan for His glory. For Christians, this ought to produce peace and comfort even when it appears that all is against them. In this message, Dr. Sproul explores many different aspects of the Providence of God, beginning by answering the question, “What is Providence?” View Resource

  • God or Chance? Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    By definition, an atheist is someone who denies the existence of God. A theist on the contrary is someone who affirms that He exists. Christians, by definition are in the category of theists. So is it possible for a Christian to be an atheist and not know it? As strange as this sounds, Dr. Sproul explains in this message that many Christians’ fundamental belief about God’s sovereignty logically denies His existence, as he discusses “God or Chance.” View Resource

  • What About Human Freedom? Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    Whatever you plan on doing for the next half hour will be your free choice. And yet, whatever you decide, it will be according to God’s sovereign plan. So which is it: your plan or God’s? Considering this in this message entitled “What About Human Freedom?” Dr. Sproul teaches us how human responsibility and freedom fit in the providence of God. View Resource

  • God Makes it All Happen Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    Are there things that God does not or cannot control? Is there anything that God did not cause to happen? How much does God control and how much does He sit back and watch? Considering these questions in this message, Dr. Sproul explains the extent of God’s control over His creation. View Resource

  • Is God Responsible for Human Wickedness? Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    If God is sovereign over all things, and if he is indeed a good God, then how do we fit the idea of human wickedness and evil into this picture? Does God make human beings commit evil acts? If He can stop them, then why doesn’t He? Dr. Sproul addresses these questions in this message as he gives us some guiding principles to consider as we ponder God’s sovereignty over human wickedness. View Resource

  • If God Knows Our Needs, Why Pray? Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    We serve an all-loving, all-knowing, omnipotent God, who loves to give His children what they need. Yet we are instructed by Jesus in the Lord’s prayer to ask the Father for our daily provisions. But if God already knows what we need, what is the purpose of prayer? In this message, Dr. Sproul examines the question teaching us the place prayer has in our lives, and ultimately, the providence of God. View Resource