David Mahfouz: Making Sense Out of Suffering

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David Mahfouz: Making Sense Out of Suffering (Romans 8:18-19, 38-39)

David Mahfouz, pastor of First Baptist Church in Warren, Texas, examines Paul’s teaching on how to deal with suffering. Paul groups suffering with glory and hurts with hallelujah. To the charge that Paul is full of hot air, Mahfouz points to Paul’s own suffering and his authority on the subject. He accentuates three words in the biblical passage: bondage, liberty and hope. Bondage is the consequence of sin (Genesis 3) overcome by the victory of Jesus Christ that gives liberty and hope.

This sermon was delivered online on Apr. 19, 2020, for the morning worship service of First Baptist Church of Warren.


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