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Why does it have to hurt? : the meaning of Christian suffering

Author: Dan McCartney
Publisher: Phillipsburg, N.J. : P & R Pub., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan McCartney
ISBN: 0875523862 9780875523866
OCLC Number: 38013759
Description: vi, 133 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Why is there suffering at all? A look at Genesis 3 --
What is suffering? --
The origin of human suffering --
Suffering in relationships --
Suffering unto death --
Suffering and redemption --
Evil and suffering --
II. Suffering and God --
Is God all-powerful? --
Is God good? --
Is suffering real? --
Suffering and meaning --
God and meaning --
III. God's sovereignty --
A middle way? --
Prayer and God's sovereignty --
The Bible and God's sovereignty over evil --
Suffering is nothing new --
IV. The lessons of Job --
The first lesson of Job: we are not wise --
Second lesson of Job: honesty is the best policy --
Third lesson of Job: it ain't over till it's over --
Justice now? --
The Redeemer shall arise --
V. Why do Christians suffer? (1) Suffering with Christ --
Christ's suffering --
The God who knows suffering --
Suffering ties the believer to Christ --
Living stones and the living stone --
God's judgment and God's people --
VI. Why do Christians suffer (2) suffering as testimony --
What suffering counts? --
Christ preached to the spirits in prison --
And they'll know we are Christians by our suffering --
And we'll know we are Christians by our suffering --
Sharing the suffering of other believers --
VII. Why do Christians suffer (3) Training in righteousness --
Chastisement --
A wake-up call --
Keeping alert --
VIII. Why do Christians suffer (4) Getting ready for glory --
Purification --
Weaning from the world --
Preparation for glory --
IX. How should we then suffer? --
Called to suffer --
Resisting oppression --
Suffering as Jesus did --
Praying the Psalms --
Sharing Christ's suffering by the Psalms --
X. Psalms for sufferers --
Faith conquers fear --
Hope destroys hopelessness --
Love banishes loneliness.
Responsibility: Dan G. McCartney.

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