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Heart of Worship: Suffering And the Heart of Worship

June 7, 2020 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Heart Of Worship

Topic: Biblical Passage: Romans 8:15–8:38

C.S. Lewis: The Problem of Pain
Matthew 6:34 (NET)
So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.
Job 5:7 (The Message)
It’s human! Mortals are born and bred for trouble, as certainly as sparks fly upward.
FACT FOCUS FEAT
the FACT of suffering
1 Peter 4:12 (ESV)
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Romans 8:17, 22-23 (ESV)
and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Romans 8:20–21, 28 (ESV)
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
The Son of God suffered unto the death, not that men might not suffer, but that their sufferings might be like His. - George Macdonald
Hebrews 13:11–12 (ESV)
For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.
the FOCUS in suffering
Romans 8:15 (ESV)
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Abba Father, you are loving and compassionate. You are a defender of the weak, and a father to the fatherless. I cry out to you, 'Daddy, I love you. I need you to help me' and you hear my plea. Thank you for delighting in me, your child. Thank you that though I am small like a sparrow, you watch over my every step and you care about the details of my life. Help me to trust you, even in the moments you feel distant, and I can't understand your ways. Amen.
Romans 8:37–38 (ESV)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
the FEAT (accomplishment) while suffering
Romans 8:37–38 (ESV)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,