Have you ever wondered why bad things happen to good people? Have you ever wondered how God can possibly use tragic or sinful events in history? Is God really in control, and does he really have a purpose for everything? Halim Suh, one of the pastors at The Austin Stone Community Church, delivers a sermon on Genesis 38 in which he affirms the complete and purposeful sovereignty of God in controlling sin and suffering for our good and God’s glory. It is rare these days, even among so-called Calvinistic churches, to hear such a positive explanation of God’s active role in causing such events according to his plan.
The sermon is part of a series on The Sovereignty of God over Suffering and Evil, and is entitled, The Purpose of Suffering and Evil. You can watch the video or download the audio here.