The Other Side of Healing | The Healer Week 5 | Pastor Andrew Cromwell

May 5, 2024   /   Koinonia Church

The Other Side of Healing | The Healer Week 5 | Pastor Andrew Cromwell

Isaiah 53:5 NIV: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

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Suffering Defined Linguistically

  • Hebrew
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  • Greek
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  • Dictionary
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Suffering Defined Theologically

  • The Fall of Adam introduced , and .

  • Christ received the of our sin on the Cross.

Isaiah 53:4-5 NIV: Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

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Suffering in the Life of the Believer

1. The Scripture uses many words to refer to suffering in the life of the believer:

Afflictions

Trials

Chastisement

Sorrow

Pain

Sickness

Suffering

2. Suffering is to be !

Luke 9:23 NIV: Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

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2 Timothy 2:3 NIV: Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

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3. Suffering can produce .

Romans 5:3-4 NIV: Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

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4. Suffering is .

John 16:33 NIV: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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Romans 8:18 NIV: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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5. Suffering can unite us with .

Philippians 3:10 NIV: I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.

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The Mystery of Suffering

  • Not all are healed.

  • Healing is not based on what you deserve.

  • Real transformation often happens better in suffering than it does in healing!

  • Even if we are not healed, we are healed!

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