Tag Archives: God’s Sovereignty

The Prophet Jonah and the Surprising Grace of God

I lead one of the medium-sized Community Groups at my church (Life Bridge Community Church). We are currently in a series working through the Old Testament book of Jonah, and I have been asked to make some of the materials … Continue reading

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God Had Other Plans

A Scripture Vignette on Romans 1:13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you, but have been thus far prevented, in order that I may reap some harvest among you as … Continue reading

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Selfish Glory?

God causes suffering in order to bring Himself glory Ultimately, God’s primary motivation for everything He does — including His work in my life and yours — is to bring Himself glory. With all His divine sovereignty and power, God … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness vs the Reality of Evil

Where does evil come from? (Question 4 of 8 in the Goodness of God series) In our discussion on suffering to-date, we have considered that pain and heartache enter people’s lives in four distinct ways: We suffer when we experience the consequences of our own sin. We … Continue reading

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I’d like to thank all the little people!

Did I ever tell you that I was in theater in high school? Collinsville High School, Thespian Troupe 643. Good times. Great memories. I worked House Management, Set & Stage, Lights & Sound, and was on stage for 2 plays and a Christmas … Continue reading

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My Light and My Salvation

Psalm 27, ESV 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, My adversaries and … Continue reading

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The Love of God… Overcomes Obstacles

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” — Romans 8:28 NIV Life is just plain hard. Things go wrong all the time. There are … Continue reading

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