Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Power of the Resurrection

Happy Resurrection Day to you and yours! As much as we celebrate the power of the cross, we mustn’t neglect the power of the resurrection.  Many have died on a cross – though only one as the Son of God … Continue reading

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The Power of the Cross

Blessed Good Friday to you and yours! In Luke 9:23, Jesus warns His would-be disciples, “And [Jesus] was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and … Continue reading

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Our Counterattack – Prayer and Faith

(8 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) In Mark 9:14-29, we have a story of demon-possession that includes a long conversation between Jesus, a distraught father, and the disciples.  As Jesus returned from the … Continue reading

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Under Attack

(7 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) If Satan is the author of evil and his plan includes harming believers, how do we rightly evaluate the bad things that happen to us?  That is, … Continue reading

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The Dark Enemy

(6 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) When the pain we experience seems capricious, random, or unexplainable, I believe that rather than blaming God, we need to recognize we have a powerful, dark, … Continue reading

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The New Testament Picture of God

(5 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) When you picture God in your mind, what image do you see?  Because God is so unique, so holy, so multi-faceted in His attributes, there are … Continue reading

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Our Response to God’s Training Program

(4 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) When the author of the book of Hebrews lays out the reasoning behind God’s training program for us, it is designed to help us not “lose … Continue reading

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God’s Training Program

(3 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) In Hebrews chapter 12 we are introduced to God’s training program for His children.  The author begins the chapter with the example of Jesus “who for … Continue reading

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Three Answers from the Bible

(2 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) The Bible gives three broad reasons for why bad things happen to good people.  First is the law of consequence.  Poor choices in life lead to … Continue reading

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

(1 of 9 in a series on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”) Another topic addressed in the book of Hebrews is the philosophical conundrum, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”  The Hebrew believers were facing severe … Continue reading

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Letting the River Flow in Ministry

“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit.  For … Continue reading

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