Dealing With Suffering Honestly – Tullian Tchividjian

-

Here’s a short interview with Tullian Tchividjian on dealing with suffering honestly within the church. He hits some very awesome points, such as:

  • because Jesus won for me, I’m free to lose
  • because Jesus was strong for me, I’m free to be weak
  • because Jesus succeeded for me, I’m free to fail

Here’s great one liner from the interview that really really says a lot – “My identity is so anchored in who Christ was for me, and not what I need to become, that it actually takes the burden off of my shoulders to pretend that I’m something that I’m not.”

 

From  Covenant Seminary’s Youtube Channel
SermonizeUs

Play

Endure and Embrace Suffering – John Piper – Passion 2013

-

While I don’t endorse all of the speakers at Passion 2013, I do like me some John Piper (and Francis Chan). In his first speaking engagement since retiring from his senior pastor position at Bethlehem Baptist, John brought a great message last night at Passion 2013 from Hebrews 10, 11, and 12. He preached on a “pattern of power to embrace suffering in the path of love for the cause of liberation”. His three main points from the text for this pattern are:

  • Deep soul satisfaction in the promise of a Christ filled future
  • Freedom from self-protecting fear
  • Fruit of fearless love no matter the cost

sermonize.us

Play