Session 1: The Value of Suffering - Steve ViarsLearn how God can actually use suffering to help you become the person He desires.
Session 2: The Origin of Suffering - Steve ViarsHear about a young woman whose parents were killed by a drunk drive and how God sustained her through this unthinkable trial.
Session 3: A Story of Suffering - Bill & Sharon MullerMeet two people who lost their spouses in a tragic accident. Hear how they went from tragedy to triumph.
Session 4: Beyond the Suffering - Bob KellemanBob Kellemen has published a book on how the African American church developed a rich tradition of soul care and spiritual direction in the crucible of deep pain and suffering. In this session Bob shares what he has learned from his study of suffering.
Session 5: The Model of Suffering - Steve ViarsOur ultimate example is Jesus Christ who chose to suffer out of His love for others. Learn how suffering helps us become more like Him.
Session 6: The Hope of Suffering - Steve ViarsHear the story of how and why one of God's choicest servants was able to face tremendous trials of his faith in order to accomplish God's plan for his life.
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About the speaker:
Steve Viars is the Senior Pastor of Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC Fellow and board member; Biblical Counseling Coalition board member; Vision Of Hope board member; instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries; married with three children; B.S., Bible, Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit, PA); M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; D.Min., Biblical Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary.
He is the author of Putting Your Past in Its Place; Loving Your Community; Overcoming Bitterness; Do You Believe What God Says about You? as well as several other works.