The Individual’s Suffering and the Salvation of the World

The Gospel Coalition Conference 2013


In this 45-minute session, Michael Oh, the Executive Director and CEO of the Lausanne Movement, looks into Psalm 22 for answers to the question, “Why does God let me suffer?” We don’t like pain or struggle, and it feels worse when it seems to come from God. What’s the point?



Which of Michael's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this session? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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God uses the pain in our lives and in the world to point us to our need for Jesus. The emptiness of our worldly pursuits eats away at us from the inside, and often causes some of the greatest pains in our lives. Even in circumstances not of our own making, pain still drives us to the grace of Jesus in caring for His people in the midst of suffering.



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