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If God Is Real, Why Does He Allow Evil and Suffering? Job 1-2. Bro.

Steve Gaines

If God Is Real, Why Does He Allow Evil and Suffering? c Morning Worship Service c Sunday, October 25, 2009
Where
1. _____________________ come
do evil and suffering _________________ from
__________________?
sin
• Man’s ________________________. Genesis 3:16-19; Romans 5:12
fallen
• A ________________________ world. Romans 8:19-22; 1 John 2:15-17
enemy
• God’s ________________________ Satan
– ________________________. 1 Peter 5:8

Author
2. Is God the ________________________ of evil and suffering?
tempting
• God is not in the ________________________ business. James 1:13
tempted
• We are ________________________ lusts
by our own ____________________. James 1:14
Author
• God is the ________________________ good
of that which is “________________________
perfect
and ________________________.” James 1:15-16

allow
3. Does God ________________________ evil and suffering?
through
Evil and suffering come _____________________ from
God but not __________________ God.
not
• Everything that happens is ________________________ God’s
will
________________________. Jeremiah 19:4-5
free
• God gives us ________________________ will
________________________ to
choose
________________________ evil or good. Joshua 24:15; Deuteronomy 30:19
accomplishes
• God ________________________ despite
His will ____________________ evil and suffering.
Genesis 50:20; Romans 8:28

identify
4. Does God ________________________ with our evil and suffering?
people
• God loves His ________________________ suffer
and hates to see us ____________________.
Ezekiel 33:11
Jesus
• God sent ________________________ suffering
to be our ________________________ Savior.
Isaiah 53:1-7; Matthew 16:21
pain
• God feels our ________________________; suffering
comforts our ________________________.
Judges 10:16; Isaiah 63:9; Acts 9:4

experience
5. Why does God allow us to ________________________ evil and suffering?
share
• To mature us by allowing us to __________________ sufferings
in Christ’s _____________________.
Philemon 3:10; 2 Corinthians 4:10; James 1:2-4; 1 Peter 4:12-13
rely
• To teach us to ________________________ ourselves
on Him, not ________________________.
John 15:5; Philemon 4:13

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If God Is Real, Why Does He Allow Evil and Suffering? Job 1-2. Bro. Steve Gaines

praise
• To teach us to _____________________ circumstances
Him regardless of our _______________________.
Job 13:15a; 1 Thessalonians 5:18
train
• To _____________________ warfare
us in spiritual ______________________. Ephesians 6:11;
James 4:7
thoughts
• To teach us His ________________________ ways
and ________________________. Isaiah 55:8;
Psalm 25:4

Unworthy Servants. Luke 17:7-10. Bro. Steve Gaines


Unworthy Servants c Evening Worship Service c Sunday, October 25, 2009

diligently
1. God’s servants should serve ________________________. Luke 17:7
Ecclesiastes 9:10a
Colossians 3:23-24

submissively
2. God’s servants should serve ________________________. Luke 17:8

divine
• Submit to ________________________ authority. Hebrews 12:9

pastoral
• Submit to ________________________ authority. 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:7, 17

governmental
• Submit to ________________________ authority. 1 Peter 2:13

sincerely
3. God’s servants should serve ________________________. Luke 17:9
1 Corinthians 10:31

humbly
4. God’s servants should serve ________________________. Luke 17:10
John 1:26-27