Oct 15, 2017
Suffering
One of the major themes of this letter is suffering. We are exposed to many unhealthy perspectives of suffering. Some say suffering is just an illusion. Some say if we are righteous and faithful then God won’t allow us to suffer. Some say God can’t be good since there is so much suffering. Some try to ignore suffering by self-medicating. We discover from God’s Word how we should think about suffering and why our present suffering shouldn’t drive us to despair.
 
 
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  • Oct 15, 2017Suffering
    Oct 15, 2017
    Suffering
    One of the major themes of this letter is suffering. We are exposed to many unhealthy perspectives of suffering. Some say suffering is just an illusion. Some say if we are righteous and faithful then God won’t allow us to suffer. Some say God can’t be good since there is so much suffering. Some try to ignore suffering by self-medicating. We discover from God’s Word how we should think about suffering and why our present suffering shouldn’t drive us to despair.
     
     
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    Oct 11, 2017
    An Undivided Heart
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    Oct 8, 2017
    Acts 6
    Series: Misc
     
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    Oct 4, 2017
    A Model Prayer
    "A Model Prayer" from Upside Down Kingdom by Michael Lusk. Released: 2017. Genre: Other.
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    Oct 1, 2017
    Commitment
    In 2 Timothy 2:1-7, Paul encourages Timothy to stand strong and be committed to the gospel ministry. He uses the image of a soldier, athlete, and farmer to help illustrate what faithful ministry involves. We learn that commitment is difficult, necessary, and rewarding. Following Jesus often involves traveling a difficult road, but the road is worth it because it leads to life.
     
     
  • Sep 29, 2017How Not to be Religious
    Sep 29, 2017
    How Not to be Religious
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    Sep 24, 2017
    Gospel
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  • Sep 17, 2017Shame
    Sep 17, 2017
    Shame
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    Sep 13, 2017
    Anger, Revenge, and Love for Enemies
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    Sep 10, 2017
    Relationships
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    Sep 6, 2017
    Making an Impact
    "Making an Impact" from Upside Down Kingdom by Michael Lusk. Released: 2017. Genre: Other.
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    Sep 3, 2017
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    Aug 30, 2017
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    By: (All)
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    Aug 27, 2017
    Making Disciples who Serve
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    Aug 23, 2017
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    Aug 20, 2017
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    Aug 16, 2017
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    Aug 16, 2017
    Let Us Do Good, Galatians 6:6-10
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    Aug 16, 2017
    Keep in Step with the Spirit, Galatians 5:25-6:5
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