The sermon begins talking about being disappointed with God. Have you ever felt disappointed with God?
We said that God wants us to feel the pain of this world because he wants us to understand the reality of sin. How does that challenge your conception of God?
We have hard time believing that God has our good in mind, especially when we go through painful experiences. Do have a hard time trusting God when painful things happen?
The hymn writer Horatio Spafford penned the words, "whatever my lot, it is well with my soul." But he doesn't mean that we should pretend that we're ok no matter what happens. What does he mean?
God's answer to sin and suffering is the cross of Christ and the resurrection. What does the solution tell us about the problem? Do you think you take sin as seriously as you should? What are some of the ways, or in what areas of your life do you not take it seriously enough?
How does the resurrection enable us to face our pain without giving in to despair?
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