Suffering: How do You Minister During the Suffering God Allows? Part 4

This is Part 4 of 4 parts answering the question, “How do You Minister During the Suffering God Allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?”

Minister Through Compassion 

How can you compassionately minister to others while you are suffering yourself? The same way Jesus did – in the power of the Holy Spirit, Continue reading

Suffering: How do You Minister During the Suffering God Allows? Part 3

This is Part 3 of 4 parts answering the question, “How do You Minister During the Suffering God Allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Part 4 will be posted tomorrow.

Follow Paul’s Pattern of Ministry

Paul humbled himself before the Lord and realized that there was nothing on earth that mattered except being conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus, and sharing in the fellowship of His sufferings on behalf of others. He wrote, Continue reading

Suffering: How do You Minister During the Suffering God Allows? Part 2

This is Part 2 of 4 parts answering the question, “How do you minister during the suffering God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Parts 3-4 will be posted on succeeding days.

Follow Jesus’ Pattern of Ministry

The Lord Jesus left the glory of heaven and was born to an uneducated, common and poor couple – Joseph and Mary. He grew up in obscurity and never went to college, never wrote a book and never traveled more than 200 miles from where He was born. He even endured the most offensive trials as an innocent sacrifice for the sake of the human race. In the Lord Jesus, mercy and truth come together. There were several things that the Lord Jesus did to demonstrate His pattern of ministry (and these only begin to scratch the surface!) Continue reading

Suffering: How do You Minister During the Suffering God Allows? Part 1

This is Part 1 of 4 parts answering the question, “How do you minister during the suffering God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Parts 2-4 will be posted on succeeding days.

When enduring the agonies of life, the farthest thing from most people’s minds is serving or ministering or helping someone else, and you may feel the same way. You are the one suffering, so why should you have to think of someone else? Continue reading