SERIES: 20/20: Seeing Truth Clearly
MESSAGE: Pain: God’s Biggest Problem
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: John 9:1-7

Perhaps the biggest impediment to believing in God (as stated by those who don’t) is the presence of pain and suffering in the world. How can there be a God who is benevolent and omnipotent with the sheer volume of grief, misery, travail, and torment at any given moment? Today we explore the theme of a loving God in a universe pockmarked by pain. As Jesus was in Jerusalem with His disciples, they came across a blind man. I’d like to show you four features of this most common and universal of human experiences.


  1. Pain Produces Questions (vv. 1-2)

  2. Pain Defies Our Explanations (v. 2)

  3. Pain Requires Clarification (vv. 3-4)

  4. Pain Brings an Obligation (vv. 4-7)

Topic: pain

Keywords: compassion, evil, good, problem of pain, sin, suffering, theodicy, trials

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