Tag Archives: Sanctification / New Life in Christ

God’s House of Pain

God causes suffering in order to perfect us God’s goals for His people are exceptionally lofty. He is not satisfied to leave mankind in its fallen state, or to leave the rest of the cosmos broken by sin, for that matter. Instead, He … Continue reading

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God’s Megaphone

God causes suffering in our lives in order to warn us about sin CS Lewis writes in The Problem of Pain, The human spirit will not even begin to try to surrender self will as long as all seems to be well with it. … 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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To hear Your voice and live

Today I choose to follow You Today I choose to give my ‘yes’ to You Today I choose to hear Your voice and live Today I choose to follow You As for me and my house We will serve You … Continue reading

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Just as you received Christ, so walk in Him

To the Christian, specifically my fellow seminary students… A sermon manuscript on Colossians 2:6-7, prepared for my homiletics class at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Introduction Close your eyes. Think back to the first memory you have of knowing Christ. Can … Continue reading

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The Gift of Certainty

Can we be certain about the purpose of our lives? What has God put us here to do? When I think about these questions, I have moments of crystal clarity. Sometimes, I feel like “the arrow that springs from the bow” — … Continue reading

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