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Blessed Are Those Who Do Not Stumble over Jesus

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If you pay close attention to the Advent wreath, you'll notice that it contains three purple candles. We talked last week about how the purple ...


It's okay to have questions and doubts about God, but we must not allow ourselves to become trapped by them.


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The Neighbors Are Nuts

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When I was a kid, my parents used to drag me out to church on Sundays. I'd walk into this big building in a shirt and shoes that seemed too ...


When crazy becomes normal


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Those Who Rise

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The story is told of a farmer's donkey who stumbled into an old, dry well. For hours the animal cried piteously as the farmer tried to sort ...


Why suffering is a necessary part of building great families


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Don't Waste Your Cancer

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Topic: How to respond to life-threatening circumstances

Editor's note: The richness of John Piper's theological reflection as it relates to ...


John Piper provides 10 ways to avoid wasting a circumstance or situation that threatens your life.


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Why Is There So Much Suffering and Evil in the World?

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Here are two photos, both showing scenes from two earthquakes of similar magnitude that happened within just days of each other just last ...


Three answers to the problem of evil


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Getting In the Last Word

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When we began this series, I mentioned that First Peter deals with some topics that Americans don't always immediately relate to. Peter ...


If you are willing to endure suffering, you can fulfill God's calling on your life.


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Get Ready for a Rough Ride

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This is the sixth message in our series on First Peter: Living Bold in Tough Times. Peter wrote this letter to encourage believers to live a ...


Things get rough from time and time, but you can prepare yourself for the difficult days ahead.


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You're In Good Hands

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Have you ever noticed that the fear of getting a shot is often worse than the shot itself? You dread the moment, dread the moment, dread ...


You are in good hands here, because you are in God's hands.


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When You Think God Has Forgotten You

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David wrote Psalm 13 at a time in his life when it seemed like everything had fallen apart. Saul, the king, was jealous of David's popularity ...


When God is brought into our situation, God can be trusted to provide help.


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Life in the Penalty Box

I'd like to just read an excerpt of someone who wrote to me from out of state and addressed the letter to me personally.

He said, "I'm 31 years old." ...


We can learn some of God's lessons only through times of failure.


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