Tag Archives: Heaven / Eternal Life

The Kingdom that Demands a Response

A sermon manuscript for Matthew 22:1-14, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes | parables study tool handout) Introduction Well, here we are – the final message in our Kingdom Parables series. Today, we’ll be studying the parable of … Continue reading

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Lord, it belongs not to my care

Lord, it belongs not to my care Whether I die or live; To love and serve Thee is my share, And this Thy grace must give. If life be long, I will be glad, That I may long obey; If … Continue reading

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Upgrading Eden

Preface I recently facilitated a theology class at my church focused on the goodness of God entitled A God in Whom to Take Refuge. I’ve read and written quite a bit on this topic over the last couple of years, … Continue reading

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A Clear Context for Suffering

We avoid pain because… We have cultivated unhealthy perspectives God commonly uses pain and suffering in people’s lives to get their attention and to grow  them up into spiritual maturity. Nonetheless, most people work very hard to avoid pain. Why is … Continue reading

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The day Penitens died

Penitens was a busy, notable tradesman, and very prosperous in his dealings, but died in the thirty-fifth year of his age. A little before his death, when the doctors had given him over, some of his neighbors came one evening to see him, … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness vs Refining Fire

How can a “good” God directly cause suffering? (Question 5 of 8 in the Goodness of God series) The world is full of pain and suffering, but not all pain and suffering is the same. We’ve already talked about the fact that some of the … Continue reading

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