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The Cross: God's Self-Justification in a World of Pain

June 10, 2012 Pastor: John Fonville

Scripture: Hebrews 4:14–4:16

The Cross:

God’s Self-Justification in a World of Pain


Text: Romans 8:32; Hebrews 4:14-16


June 10, 2012



A.         Suffering is Common to All

B.         Suffering Raises Many Questions

C.         Suffering Comes in a Variety of Forms and Degrees

D.         Suffering and the Bible’s Perspective




I.          The cross establishes hope and faith. Romans 8:32

II.         The cross reveals Christ’s sympathy. Hebrews 4:14-16



“Believe the gospel again and again, especially when you walk in darkness and do not see any light of your own…Mature Christians will testify to you that this is true” (Walter Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, p. 143).