1025) The Suffering God

By Alvin Rogness, The Word for Every Day, page 303, Augsburg Publishing House, 1981.      If God is perfect, does he suffer?  If he is all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere-present, holy…

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1024) Jealousy

I Samuel 18:5-9  --  Whatever mission Saul sent him on, David was so successful that Saul gave him a high rank in the army.  This pleased all the troops, and…

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1023) Doing Good Work

---------- By Dorothy Sayers, British writer (1893-1957), Creation or Chaos, 1949, pages 56-57:    The Church’s approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him not to be drunk and disorderly…

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1022) Sowing in Tears

By William Willimon, Pastor, pages 92-93, Abingdon Press, 2002:      A woman in my church suffered from periodic bouts of depression.  These were described to me as times when…

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1021) How the Early Church Grew

Chapel of St. Ananias, Damascus, Syria, an early  Christian house of worship (1st century) -------------------------------------- Adapted from A Godward Life, by John Piper, pages 303-404, Multnomah Press, 1997.    …

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1018) Optimist or Pessimist?

By Randy Alcorn, January 22, 2016 blog at: www.epm.org       No Christian should be a pessimist.  We should be realists—focused on the actuality that we serve a sovereign and…

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1017) Reasonable?

By William Willimon, Pastor, pages 99-100, Abingdon, 2002      Early in my ministry I arrived at a hospital room where a woman in my church had just given birth.…

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1016) The Test (3/3)

     (...continued)  It would have been easy, of course, for God to explain this all to Job, but God chooses not to do that-- not for Job, and not…

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