Category Archives: Mad at God

Knowing the One who knows you

These truths are grounds for worship, not confusion. Continue reading

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Evil doesn’t make sense

We grieve. We weep. We lament. We protest. We scream in pain and anger. We cry out, “How long must this kind of thing go on?” Continue reading

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Meeting the God of all comfort

What happens to us when we have unrealistic expectation for health and emotional happiness? Are we likely to be more easily disappointed and discouraged? Continue reading

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When faith causes doubts

Some struggle with doubt but faith has often caused me to struggle. Continue reading

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Truths we must learn

God wants us to feel that our way through life is rough and perplexing, so that we may learn thankfully to lean on him. Continue reading

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Why doesn’t God put an end to evil?

When evil things happen people commonly ask why God doesn’t do something about it. Why Doesn’t He stop it from happening?  We think of God as the one who has the power and resources to change things. We’ve been told … Continue reading

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Teach this truth to new believers

Discipline is an unavoidable part of God’s plan for spiritual transformation. Christian discipleship should teaching about the fact that, “The Lord disciplines those he loves.” Some Christians are not experiencing spiritual growth because they don’t understand this truth.  ___ A failure to … Continue reading

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What God did for us

“For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did … Continue reading

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Two images of the Christian life

1. A race requiring perseverance (Hebrews 12:1-3)   “let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (v. 1) 2. A son receiving discipline (Hebrews 12:4-13)           ___________________   “Endure hardship as discipline; God … Continue reading

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Confused by suffering

The pain, losses and setbacks of life can be excruciatingly confusing. And the confusion often intensifies when we try to understand how God relates to suffering. Continue reading

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