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COPING WITH LIFE
June 28, 1987
Definitions of suffering:
Collegiate Dictionary: "to feel pain or distress" "to sustain injury or loss"
"To undergo a difficult experience"
Greek Language: "Anech5" - "To bear with"
"Pascho" - "To suffer"
QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO SUFFERING TODAY:
"Do you hurt today?"
"Are you experiencing any kind of pain?"
"Are you paying the price on your job or among friends for standing for Jesus Christ
and godly morality?"
"Could things be better in your life?"
"Are you suffering from losing a loved one to death?"
"How are you coping with this pain and suffering?"
ONE THING TO NEVER FORGET:
As long as you are in this body of flesh you will suffer. You can count on suffering.
i. THE TYPES OF SUFFERING IN THE BIBLE.
1. Suffering from circumstances.
A. The circumstance of slavery. (Exodus 1:8-14)
B. The circumstance of losing the battle. (Joshua 7:1-6)
C. The circumstance of youthfulness. (I Samuel 17:13-16; 18:10-12)
D. The circumstance of negligence. (2 Samuel 11:1)
E. The circumstance of losing everything. (Job 1:13-22)
Health, wealth, family, lost everything
2. Sufferin ...
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