This Week In The Word

Key Thoughts and Key Scriptures to Energize Your Life

Keep Knocking!

November 1, 2020

Acts 12:1-16 Have you ever noticed that God sometimes does things differently than the way we expected? That has certainly been true in my life, but I take comfort from the fact it was also…

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How God Can Use Forgiveness – Part 2

October 18, 2020

Genesis 50:18-20; Romans 8:38 Last time we saw how Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, falsely accused by his master’s wife, and then forgotten in prison by many who’d promised to help; but…

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How God Can Use Forgiveness – Part 1

October 4, 2020

Genesis 50:18-20; Romans 8:38 There are many times in Scripture that God shows the power of forgiveness and what He can accomplish through us as we release past hurts. One of my favorite examples is…

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How Can I Forgive?

September 20, 2020

Matthew 18:21-35;  Psalm 147:3 The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant in Matthew 18:21-35 makes it plain that God is willing to forgive those of us who cry out to Him for mercy. But it also…

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Do we have to forgive?

September 6, 2020

Matthew 18:21-35 People often ask me if Christians really have to forgive others? I guess the real answer is: no, we don’t have to forgive others. We’re free to make our own choices. But if…

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Why Does a Good God Allow Suffering? – Part 5

August 23, 2020

John 6:26-69 Even after many years of following Christ, I still have questions about suffering. I’m not sure I’ll get all the answers this side of heaven; but in the meantime, God has shown me…

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Why Does a Good God Allow Suffering? – Part 4

August 9, 2020

John 11:1-49 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 As we continue to think about suffering, I know that some who are listening to this are desperate to make sense of the extreme trials you’re dealing with. You…

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Why Does a Good God Allow Suffering? – Part 3

July 26, 2020

Daniel 3:17-25 and Hebrews 13:5-6 In the late 1800s there was a Christian minister living in England. His name was Charles Spurgeon; but he was such a gifted speaker that he came to be known…

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Why Does a Good God Allow Suffering? – Part 2

July 12, 2020

Jeremiah 29:11-13 We mentioned last time that suffering is something that unites us – it is common to mankind – and yet its causes are often very different. I want to talk about those causes…

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Why Does a Good God Allow Suffering? – Part 1

June 28, 2020

John 14:20, John 16:33 and Romans 8:28 No matter where or when I teach, I am almost always asked this one question: “Why does a good God allow suffering?” It has no easy answer; and…

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