RUF at the University of Tennessee

Jesus and Our Suffering | John 11

October 06, 2020 Mike Ford Season 13 Episode 8
RUF at the University of Tennessee
Jesus and Our Suffering | John 11
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RUF at the University of Tennessee
Jesus and Our Suffering | John 11
Oct 06, 2020 Season 13 Episode 8
Mike Ford

We begin a new sermon series through the gospel of John entitled: "Streams in the Desert: Finding the Fullness of God in Empty Places." The claim of the semester is that in the midst of the wilderness and empty places of our lives, God shows up and brings his fullness. So every week we will look at an empty place and see how the fullness of Jesus brings new life into what was once unfruitful and barren.

This week we look at the grief and suffering of Martha and Mary in the midst of their  brother's death. How does Jesus meet them (and us) in our suffering? He offers truth and tears. Jesus enters into our suffering in order to end all suffering. He's overwhelmed by it so he can overcome it.

"The tears of God are the meaning of history" - Wolterstorff,  Lament for a Son

TEXT: John 11:17-45
Special thanks to Robert Cunningham and Tim Keller.

Show Notes

We begin a new sermon series through the gospel of John entitled: "Streams in the Desert: Finding the Fullness of God in Empty Places." The claim of the semester is that in the midst of the wilderness and empty places of our lives, God shows up and brings his fullness. So every week we will look at an empty place and see how the fullness of Jesus brings new life into what was once unfruitful and barren.

This week we look at the grief and suffering of Martha and Mary in the midst of their  brother's death. How does Jesus meet them (and us) in our suffering? He offers truth and tears. Jesus enters into our suffering in order to end all suffering. He's overwhelmed by it so he can overcome it.

"The tears of God are the meaning of history" - Wolterstorff,  Lament for a Son

TEXT: John 11:17-45
Special thanks to Robert Cunningham and Tim Keller.