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Ten Reasons to Believe in a God Who Allows Suffering

  1. Lesson One
    Suffering Comes With The Freedom To Choose
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  2. Lesson Two
    Suffering Reveals What Is In Our Hearts
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  3. Lesson Three
    Suffering Takes Us To The Edge Of Eternity
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  4. Lesson Four
    God Can Turn Suffering Around For Our Good
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  5. Lesson Five
    Pain Can Warn Us Of Danger
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  6. Lesson Six
    In Times Of Crisis We Find One Another
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  7. Lesson Seven
    Suffering Gives Opportunity To Trust God
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  8. Lesson Eight
    Pain Loosens Our Grip On This Life
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  9. Lesson Nine
    God Suffers With Us In Our Suffering
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  10. Lesson Ten
    God's Comfort Is Greater Than Our Suffering
    5 Activities
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    1 Assessment
  11. Course Wrap-Up
    Course Completion
    1 Activity
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    1 Assessment
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Lesson Overview

Forty different authors writing over a period of 1,600 years penned the 66 books of the Bible. Four hundred silent years separated the 39 books of the Old Testament from the 27 of the New Testament. Yet, from Genesis to Revelation, they tell one unfolding story. Together they give consistent answers to the most important questions we can ask: Why are we here? How can we come to terms with our fears? How can we get along? How can we rise above our circumstances and keep hope alive? How can we make peace with our Maker? The Bible’s consistent answers to these questions show that the Scriptures are not many books but one.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify ways that suffering, pain, or crisis has brought you together with others.
  • Explain how human touch responds to your fear and pain during times of struggle.
  • Explain the causal link between the ministry of God in us and our ministry to others.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the materials and take the quiz at 70% or better.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Do you feel that there is still room in the modern world for the Good Samaritan? If not, what has replaced that kind of concern for others? Fear? Self-centeredness? Apathy?