Sermons on Suffering

Preparing to Know Christ Deeply Through Suffering

College Park Church

(Indianapolis, IN)

Philippians 3:4-11

by John Piper

Your Calamity in 1973

White Oak Baptist Church

(Greenville, SC)

2 Corinthians 1:8-9

by John Piper

Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing

2 Corinthians 5:20 - 6:13

by John Piper

Spiritual Depression in the Psalms

Psalms: Thinking and Feeling with God, Part 2

Psalm 42

by John Piper

Learn from the Psalmist how to fight for hope.

Called to Suffer and Rejoice: For Holiness and Hope

Romans 5:1-8

by John Piper

God has a purpose for every obstacle and every frustration and every pain and every affliction that comes into our lives.

Suffering and the Second Coming

2 Thessalonians 1:1-10

by John Piper

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

Today's Mercies for Today's Troubles

Tomorrow's Mercies for Tomorrow's Troubles

Matthew 6:34 and Lamentations 3:22-23

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.

Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God

Hebrews 12:12-17

by John Piper

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

Why We Can Rejoice in Suffering

1 Peter 4:12-19

by John Piper

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

Thanksgiving in Suffering

Celebration of Thanksgiving at Maranatha Hall

Hebrews 4:14-16

by John Piper

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

The Sacrifice of Suffering

Hebrews 13:13-14

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.

I Will Sing of Thy Might and Mercy

Psalm 59:16-17

by John Piper

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

Arming Yourself with the Purpose to Suffer

1 Peter 4:1-6

by John Piper

The Great Commission will not be completed without suffering.

The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father

Hebrews 12:3-11

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.

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

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

by John Piper

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

Called to Suffer and Rejoice: That We Might Gain Christ

Philippians 3:1-14

by John Piper

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

The Price and the Preciousness of Spiritual Power

Acts 5:17-21

by John Piper

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

Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise

Good Friday

Luke 23:43

by John Piper

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

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

Colossians 1:24-29

by John Piper

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