All Resources on Suffering

When There's Crisis at Christmas

Articles

by Noel Piper

Noel Piper encourages a friend to hold onto Jesus at Christmas time even if nothing about the holiday season feels joyful.

Luther, Bunyan, Bible and Pain

Psalm 119:71

Articles

by John Piper

One of God's gifts to us in suffering is that we see and experience depths of his Word that a life of ease would never yield.

Suffering and the Second Coming

2 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Sermons

by John Piper

All affliction is designed to make us worthy of the kingdom of God.

Embracing the Pain of Shame

Articles

by John Piper

There is a kind of shame that you should not be ashamed of.

The Passion of Jesus Christ and the Passion of Auschwitz

Articles

by John Piper

Is there a way that Jewish suffering may find, not its cause, but its final meaning in the suffering of Jesus Christ?

The Sacrifice of Suffering

Hebrews 13:13-14

Sermons

by John Piper

Let your light so shine before lost and needy people outside the camp, not just in the ease and comfort of your church and your home.

Thanksgiving in Suffering

Celebration of Thanksgiving at Maranatha Hall

Hebrews 4:14-16

Sermons

by John Piper

Jesus, the Son of God, is alive today, and stands ready to serve you as your advocate with God the Father.

Why We Can Rejoice in Suffering

1 Peter 4:12-19

Sermons

by John Piper

The Great King keeps his finest wine in the cellar of affliction.

Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God

Hebrews 12:12-17

Sermons

by John Piper

Knowing that God's discipline is for our good helps us press on in faith.

Today's Mercies for Today's Troubles

Tomorrow's Mercies for Tomorrow's Troubles

Matthew 6:34 and Lamentations 3:22-23

Sermons

by John Piper

You will not be asked to live tomorrow on today's strength. The mercy to carry you through this hour is given in this hour.

Arming Yourself with the Purpose to Suffer

1 Peter 4:1-6

Sermons

by John Piper

The Great Commission will not be completed without suffering.

I Will Sing of Thy Might and Mercy

Psalm 59:16-17

Sermons

by John Piper

Authenticity and depth in worship characterize those who suffer with Christ by bearing the burdens of others.

Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise

Good Friday

Luke 23:43

Sermons

by John Piper

Both thieves wanted to be saved from death. But O how differently they sought their salvation.

Called to Suffer and Rejoice: For an Eternal Weight of Glory

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

Sermons

by John Piper

Afflictions do not merely precede glory; they help produce the glory.

The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father

Hebrews 12:3-11

Sermons

by John Piper

God is not an ER doctor who only repairs our hurts; he is a master surgeon who plans our hurts in order that he might do us greater good.

The Price and the Preciousness of Spiritual Power

Acts 5:17-21

Sermons

by John Piper

The preciousness of spiritual power is that it is finally in God's control, not ours.

Called to Suffer and Rejoice: That We Might Gain Christ

Philippians 3:1-14

Sermons

by John Piper

We come to know Christ better when we share his sufferings.

Called to Suffer and Rejoice: To Finish the Aim of Christ's Afflictions

Colossians 1:24-29

Sermons

by John Piper

The suffering love of Christ for sinners is seen in the suffering love of his people for sinners.