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How to Make Sense of Your Suffering | Part 2

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August 24, 2020 8:00 am

How to Make Sense of Your Suffering | Part 2

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August 24, 2020 8:00 am

Romans 8:18-23 is a passage for those who know sorrow, pain and disappointment; it’s for the ones experiencing confusion, frustration, and fear. In this message, Adrian Rogers offers three key words to reveal how to make sense out of suffering.

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Is there hope your Harding today. Listen to Adrian Rogers.

There is a better day coming the whole creation is moaning and groaning & press down with grief and distress to try to save this whole world with ecology and politics would be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

But when Jesus comes welcome to the worth finding featuring the dynamic teaching the beloved pastor and author Adrian Rogers going here message today titled how to make sense out of suffering.

In the beginning God made perfect world when sin entered the world, all of creation fell into bondage.

But when Jesus comes again as he promised to see the perfect liberation from sin in his conquest, but what about today. What about right now.

What is our hope for today's heartache as we still deal with yesterday's curse. If you have your Bible handy turn to Romans chapter 8 will begin in verse 18.

As Adrian Rogers helps us learn how to make sense out of suffering. In which we live is filled with sickness war hey why sorrow and confusion, and man doesn't seem to be able to do anything about the law is far better day and it gets worse. So where is God, I mean if God cares doesn't have any power to do anything about it. Cartwright me that he has the power and he really doesn't care or could it be that there is no God at all.

Now we must will be honest a lot of people are facing these kind of questions and how we go to deal with this belief also.

Paul was already built with Boris by divine inspiration, and Paul has been doing some divine calculation and so he says, for I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us as a bookkeeping term over here is the suffering over here is the glory. And Paul says I'm not in the red. I am in the black not take your Bibles and I want you if you don't mind writing a Bible done the store circle.

Three words look in verse 21 and find the word bondage.

He says for the creature itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption circle the word if you don't mind, I cycled it and read my Bible the word bondage and then go down a little further and circle the word liberty because the creature itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God, and then go over with you will. Verse 24 and circle the word hope for.

We are saved by hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. What a man see it's wide at the four but if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for for using the word hope all right not take a three words, did the many are bondage, liberty, and home then you're going to understand about suffering and you're going to learn to make sense out of suffering and you go to find out that there is a God and that this God is a good God jealously. First of all, about the word bondage and bondage deals with yesterday's curse. What causes all of this confusion this disease. This war, this, try this.

This suffering.

Why is it here well because what curse that's own mankind.

It's here because of sin because of sin, you can give it any other word than that one short little three letter word sin. God made a perfect world, but segmented into that world. Adam sand and when he did he dragged all of creation down with him. Now that brings us a real question. Why did God allow that. I mean, if God is a good God, why did God even allow Adam to sin why God even create a potentiality the possibility of sin. How could a good God allow such things.

That is what the apostle Paul is dealing with here so that we can make sense out of our suffering. Now let me back up and tell you that God is the author of everything that God did make everything and when God made everything God made it absolutely perfect and he made a man and a woman put that man and woman in a perfect environment.

Now listen carefully, listen, and the perfect God gave to man and woman perfect freedom. That's what God made God made everything perfect.

He made a perfect man, he made a perfect woman put them in a perfect place and gave them perfect freedom. Now why did he make man perfectly free because what is the highest good. Love God is a God of love. Now, what good is love.

If there's nobody to love no love to given the love receive a song is not a song to you saying about the ring. Love is not love.

Enter you get it and receive it.

So God wants love, so God created two creatures, Adam and Eve that he can love and so they could love him. Now why did God make them free because forced love is not one forced love is a contradiction in terms, God has to give us freedom so that we can love in order to choose good. We have to have the freedom to choose evil or else the choice to choose good is not a choice at all.

He gave them the ability to choose what they chose sin. They chose evil and when they did all of creation fell into a bondage that the Bible calls the bondage of corruption.

Yesterday's curse when I sand I said he drove all of creation down with him. What is this bondage that we talk about in verses 21 and 22 limited what happened creation you want to know why today's newspaper reads like it does. There's a curse. Yesterday's curses upon everything for example, is a curse on the animal kingdom when God made creation. When God put the animals in the garden of Eden. He did not put them in there with the law who and paying and claw.

That's a result of the curse of sin, the animal kingdom was cursed. There's a curse on the mineral kingdom.

Listen to Genesis chapter 3 verse 17 and under Adam he said, because, as Harkin the divorce of thy wife, and has eaten of the tree of which I commanded the saying, thou shall not eat of it, cursed is the ground for thy sake and sorrow shall not eat of it all the days of my life. That's the reason that we see all of this ecological problem that so many are worried about in politics would desert the waste places the barren land this world.

It was meant to be like the Garden of Eden has become a garden we ever notice how much easier it is to grow weeds and vegetables.

Not only that but there's a curse upon the human kingdom mankind man was meant to have dominion upon this earth, but man doesn't have dominion today.

Why, because of sin, man is morally depraved is mind like the earth has become a garden weeds. His imagination is evil man is emotionally disturbed, physically disease why our bodies wear out. Romans five verse 12 wherefores by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, you have a polluted gene pool. You have the seeds of death and you caused by sin and not of us is a new bag you have that that is yesterday's curse.

It happened in the Garden of Eden and what we are doing is just reaping the bitter fruit of it today. Yesterday's curse bondage measures.

The second thing want you to see. First of all, the first word was bondage.

What's the next word liberty RI that my friend is tomorrow's conquest yesterday's curse tomorrow's conquest.

Now remember God is not destroy evil what God does is God defeats Eve Malik if you will, in verses 21 through 23 again look at it for the creature itself also shall be from the bondage of corruption into various who never take public children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and prevails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves.

Watch it now waiting for the adoption, to wit, that is, the redemption of our body. There is a better day coming the whole creation is moaning and groaning & press down with grief and distress to try to save this whole world with ecology and politics would be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. But when Jesus comes. He's going to change when Jesus comes he is going to change it and this creation is waiting with outstretched arm is called the artist expectation of the creation. When Jesus, the trees of the field will clap their hands by Creoles will skip likely lambs shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord has waters that come to see when Jesus come the animal kingdom will be changed. Listen to the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah chapter 11 verses six and following the wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together and a little child shall lead them in the cow and the bear shall feed and the young one, shall lie down together and the lion shall eat straw like in August and the suckling child shall play on the whole of the ass and the weaned child shall put his hand on Macaca thrice be in and they shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain on the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as waters that cover the sea battle kingdom is going be changed. The mineral kingdom will be changed. Isaiah 35 verse one the wilderness and the solitary play shall be glad for them and the sick shall rejoice and blossom as a road but vegetable kingdom will be changed.

Isaiah 55 verses 12 through 13 for he shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.

The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the four shall come up for tree instead of the briar to come up the Myrtle tree and it shall be to the Lord for name and phone everlasting sign that shall not be cut all and the human kingdom is going to be change.

Our bodies are going to be redeemed. Look in verse 23 we are waiting for the redemption of the body old Dr. Vance have used to say you like to be towed into heaven by wrecking crew you are going to have a body like in his glorious body and that's why Romans chapter 8 verse 18 says, for I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us because we don't rely Jesus. That's a reason the sunset I should be satisfied when I wake up in my likeness and this dear great God was rebooting. This is going to turn every hurtle hallelujah every teardrop pearl in every calorie to Easter and every sunset to sunrise when Jesus, when Jesus, yesterday's curse, tomorrow's conquest that's why my friend. We ought to be praying longing for looking for manifestation of the sons of God. Okay, now watch yesterday's curse. Tomorrow's conquest two days comfort.

The days comfort to see.

Remember this benefit groans that we endure are temporary, the glory, we expect is eternal now. The three groanings that are mentioned here. What you will, in verse 20, and you have the growing of creation, but we know that the whole creation groans with and prevail within pain. Everything God made is full of pain now because of sin is the groaning of creation, then look if you will that in verse 23, there's the groaning of the believer and not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves.

The groaning of the creation, the groaning of the Christian and now look, if you will down to verse 26 and you have the groaning of the comfortable.

Likewise the Spirit also help with our infirmities, three groanings, the groaning of creation creation Sony and payment paying all say cannot escape being saved does not make you immune from suffering.

Our bodies are not yet read Dean even we ourselves which have the firstfruits of the Spirit. We grown the groaning of the creation, the groaning of the Christian but all the groaning of the comfortable. The Holy Spirit, he is there with us.

Jesus said he is one called alongside of us. Just like an attending physician beside the bedside of a patient. Jesus calls the Holy Spirit the comfort tour that means one who is called alongside the hill. Yes, we know suffering. Yes, we know sorrow but that's not the end of the story.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Now listen the groans we endure are temporary. Notice what he says the groanings want this present creation has a curse on the Christians body. You are not yet redeemed so. Creation groans the Christian groans with the Holy Spirit of God knows our infirmity and he groans within the sessions and prayers that cannot be uttered. The groans we endure are temporary, but glory, we expect is the eternal now look, if you will. Now in verse 28 and we all will that all things work together for good to them that love God, who are the called according to his purpose for whom he did know he also did read the estimate to be conformed to the image of his son that he God son might be the firstborn among many brethren got a sunny love so much, as I will make a lot more like.

I will make a lot more like you. I will make a lot. I will make a family in his image as people and I determined that I have pretty destined it that they're going to be like Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus had all hell can stop because it is predestined.

Ditto he speaks of these things in the past tense look at it if you will.

Oh how wonderful, whom he did foreknow, then he did also predestinate to be conformed to the image of his now look, if you will, verse 30, whom he did predestinate, them he also called past tense, and whom he called, them he also justified past tense, and whom he justified, them he also glorified away them and I thought you said the glory that will be revealed.

Yes, God says it's as good as done. It's as good as done in my mind and my heart I don't speak of it is something going to happen.

It's gone is gone it is finished. God is predestinate what has been created in heaven cannot be annulled by Hal Pitts. We predestined for glory, and therefore we preserved for glory likely will not verses 31 and following what shall we say to these things, what things is he talking about suffering paying paying Mahon grown what shall we say to these things onto what will say to them before us, who can be against us.

And he that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things Beaujolais anything to the charge of God's elect, is God that justified is he that condemn it is Christ that died in a row that is risen again was even at the right hand of God, who also along with the spirit maketh intercession for us free, and we are predestined for glory. We are preserved for glory.

Listen no fault can condemn us, and no foe can destroy us now, think about the sufferings ball doesn't deny them.

He faced them all look in verse 35 and who shall separate us from the love of Christ shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword, as it is written, for thy sake were killed all the day long we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter, and all these things you say that you go to escape all these things he says a lot.

All of these things we are no than Congress does mean that we kick a field goal. The last three seconds. It literally means we are super conquerors and all these things were more than conquerors through him that loved us dry. Am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, or principalities, or powers things present, things to come.

The high debt nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our he doesn't say that you will not suffer but he says you are predestined for glory, you are preserved for glory and the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to become the glory which shall be revealed in us. Nothing can separate us from his great wooden extraordinary and comforting reminder nothing can separate us from his great love. Maybe today you have questions about your faith in God, go to our discovery, Jesus you find resources and materials there that can answer questions you might have about how to begin a relationship with God through Jesus. Or maybe you have a prayer request and you'd like to share that with us you free to go to that website find our prayer wall. About halfway down the homepage and you can submit a prayer request or pray for others. This is one of our favorite ways to keep the ministry in the community praying continually for one another's needs go to and click Discover Jesus or scroll down to our prayer wall.

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