Free Online Bible Classes | Suffering and Heaven

Suffering and Heaven

Please Log in to Attend this Lecture

Please log into your free account so you can attend this lecture.

Create account    Login


1 Peter asks one of the fundamental question of life is, how can an all-powerful, all-good God allow pain and suffering. It helps us grapple with this question by pointing our attention to the realities of our lives, especially the fact that we are exiles on earth and our true home is heaven. We are to recognize in the midst of suffering that God is still at work for our good.


I. One of the fundamental questions of life

II. 1 Peter 1:1-2

III. Why are we exiles? — 1:3a

IV. Benefits of being born again – 1:3b-5

A. Have a “living hope”

B. “Inheritance” - verse 4

C. As we live out our lives in anticipation of our future inheritance

D. Point: Christians are exiles

V. This is how we handle suffering — vs. 6-9

A. We will experience trials

1. Earth is not my home — exiles

2. Faith that recognizes that God is at work in the midst of our pain for our good.

VI. Rick and Shelly’s Testimony

Biblical Training

The BiblicalTraining app gives you access to 2,300 hours of instruction (129 classes and seminars). Stream the classes, or download and listen to them offline. Share classes via social media, email, and more.