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East of Eden : The Curse (Lunchtime)

Genesis 3:14-24 ‘Why would a loving God allow so much innocent suffering in his world?’ The question is a common objection by the sceptic, and a challenge for the believer. How would you respond? The first few chapters of the Bible are foundational to understanding the world in which we live. Listen in as we consider what answers Genesis 3 gives.

Doubt: 4: Does God love me?

Romans 5:1-11 Does God love me? Sometimes we may be tempted to doubt whether he does because of sin in our lives. At other times it may be because of suffering, when we wonder why God has allowed this to happen to us if he really loves us. This passage shows us where we can find assurance of God’s love at such times.

The Holy Spirit: 6 of 6: the life of the Spirit (Lunchtime)

Romans 8:1-27Joost van der Westhuizen was a household name in international rugby. He was a committed Christian, but in 2009 his life began to unravel. He became embroiled in a sex-tape and cocaine scandal. Two years later he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. He died last month aged just 45. His story highlights two struggles that everyone faces – the struggle with sin and the struggle with suffering. Where can we turn for help?