Q — Week 7

 

In the past 17 years, the overall suicide rate has risen 24 percent.  It rose for every racial and gender category except African-American men.  But why?  Why should modern people feel more hopeless when, arguably, our lives are more comfortable and we are living longer than ever before?  Perhaps it’s because there is a deep crisis of hope.  In part 2 of his deeply personal talk on suffering, WestGate Church lead pastor Steve Clifford talks about what the teachings of Jesus and the Bible say about hope.  And why the Christian story provides exactly what everyone who is suffering truly needs: confidence that God has better days ahead (even if that seems impossible).

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QGustaf Fjelstrom