Andrew Brunson on the presence and absence of God in suffering

If you have not yet listened to this message from Andrew Brunson reflecting on the presence and absence of God, you should listen to it soon. Brunson talks about his experience of God’s absence through a good deal of his imprisonment in Turkey, of how his reading of prison biographies did not prepare him for the difficulties he experienced, and how God stripped him down to the most basic level of devotion. “The most important thing I learned was not presence. The most necessary thing I learned was a simple devotion, a simple faithfulness, a simple love on my part.”

The God Who Comforts

This weekend at Eastbrook Church, we continued our series entitled “What Is God Like?” In this series, we are looking at aspects of God’s character and nature through the eyes of the prophet Isaiah.

My message this weekend looked at Isaiah 40 and was entitled, “The God Who Comforts.” You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also subscribe to the Eastbrook podcast here or follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter.

The message outline is included below.

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