Frustration. Frustration is often what we feel when our lives and our personal history is not going the way that we wanted or expected. When we are most keenly aware of this frustration we might be tempted to view life as ‘random’ and God as distant or worse arbitrary and capricious. Grief and pain – especially when it is severe will sometimes cause us to chafe at the idea of God’s sovereignty – but it is especially at these times that we need the comfort of confidence in His loving direction and purposefulness. In our text we not only see these two themes coming to a head, but we also see two contrasting plots What this passage teaches us is that God really does work all things for good even when they look so bad!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Our Great Commission (Acts 1:1-11) April 19, 2015 Great Expectations (Acts 1:12-26) April 26, 2015 Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13) May 3, 2015 Peter’s Great Sermon I (Acts 2:14-41) May 10, 2015 Peter’s Great Sermon 2 (Acts 2:14-41) May 11, 2015 Pentecostal Reconciliation (Acts 2:42-47) May 17, 2015 Healing Church (Acts 3:1-26) May 24, 2015 Bold Idiots (Acts 4:1-31) May 31, 2015 Common Core (Acts 4:32-37) June 7, 2015 Severe Grace (Acts 5:1-11) June 14, 2015 Thriving in Hostility (Acts 5:12-42) June 21, 2015 Deciding on Deacons (Acts 6:1-7) June 28, 2015 Stephen’s Crown (Acts 6:8-7:60) July 5, 2015 When the Flood Gates Open (Acts 8:1-25)… (read more)