When we suffer, we often cast ourselves as the victims. In this lab, Pastor John shows us that when Jesus was asked about suffering, he called a world full of sinners to repent.
Principle for Bible Reading
Plan to Do, Not Just Hear
As you read the Word, remember the commandment of Jesus, reiterated by James, to be doers and not merely hearers of the Word (Matthew 7:24–27; James 1:22–25).
Seldom does anyone wander into obedience. Often we must take time to not only digest what we have read, but to plan for how we can practically obey God’s will.
- Has suffering ever caused you to repent?
- Read Luke 13:1–5. How does Jesus view the murders and calamities that happened? What conclusion does he draw for his audience?
- How can you see suffering as prompt to repent?
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