Sometimes it seems simplistic when we offer “Jesus” as the answer to life’s most painful realities. And yet the more we understand about who Jesus is and what he has done, we discover that hearing Jesus speak truth, challenge, and comfort really does make a difference. But it can’t be a surface hearing or a formula for how to get what we want. We have to chew on his words, maybe even wrestle with them, and ultimately embrace them. In this workshop we’ll consider several statements Jesus made that are often misunderstood or misapplied. We will seek a clearer understanding of God’s role in our suffering, the purpose of prayer, whether or not we can expect God to heal here and now, and the spiritual realities beyond this life.