Segment 1 (00:00) Todd leads us through several Puritan quotes on affliction, showing that it is God who sends it and it is for a purpose.
Segment 2 (08:40) Todd explains that there are benefits to affliction. Joni Eareckson Tada clip shows her life of 52 years of wheelchair confinement, but a joyous heart towards the Lord. Wow.
Segment 3 (17:29) Todd leads us through how to console a sufferer. Don’t say it’s for a purpose right away, don’t make it about yourself, don’t minimize the wrongdoing, and don’t neglect compassion!
Wretched Surprise! (26:25) Lame sermon illustration of baby running into wall. Christians need to read their Bible “Your word is a light unto my feet”…