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Does God Let Bad things happen? 2 Cor 1: 3-7

September 17, 2017 Speaker: Heath Haynes Series: Stand Alone Sermons

Passage: 2 Corinthians 1:2–1:7

As the City of Houston continues to rebuild and we see the the destruction of other hurricanes, earthquakes, and suffering in the world, we ask ourselves

  1. How are we to understand suffering?
  2. Why does God let bad things happen?
  3. Did God cause this to happen?
  4. Is there a God and what is he like?
  5. What is our response to that God?
  6. Do I believe their hope in the midst of pain and suffering?

Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 3-7

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We also gathered together to pray. Reflect on these scriptures and pray for the following together or invite another person(s) to pray with you

Praise for who God is

  • 2 Corinthians 1:3
  • Revelation 4:11
  • 1 Corinthians 8:6
  • Malachi 3:6
  • Psalm 36:5

Pray for those who are displaced, desperate, and in despair

  • Romans 8:18
  • Romans 12:15
  • Psalm 82:3-4
  • 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10
  • Romans 15:13
  • Matthew 11:28

Pray for the Church to share in afflictions resting in the God of comfort and calling others to Him

  • 1 Peter 2:24
  • John 3:16
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • 2 Peter 3:9

Pray that we would not grow weary of doing good

  • Galatians 6: 9-10
  • 1 Corinthians 15:58
  • 1 Corinthians 3:9-11

Pray that God would be glorified and that the Gospel of Jesus would liberate hearts and lives as a result

  • Phillipians 2:5-11
  • 1 John 4:10
  • Romans 1:16-17
  • Colossians 1:13-14

 

 

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