Suffering and Triumph

God designs suffering to accelerate the progress of His children and His Church.

Stephen’s deadly speech

  1. No, the physical temple is not essential for true worship of God and relationship with Him.
  2. Though the Law is good, it is utterly inadequate for salvation.
  3. Just as Israel of old rejected the prophets sent to it, so now they have largely rejected the ultimate Rescuer Himself, the Righteous One, who alone fulfilled the law and took the punishment for failing to do so.


  1. The Offense of the Gospel

Why is the best news in the world so offensive?


  1. The Design of Suffering


  1. The Power for Suffering Well