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Suffering? Facing persecution? Take heart!

Are you suffering? Are you facing persecution because of your faith in Christ? Let these five truths from 1 Peter 5:7-12 encourage you: – God cares deeply for you, so don’t hesitate to give all your worries and cares to him. (v.7) – … Continue reading

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The cure for American Christianity’s wasting disease

A terrible, wasting disease infects American Christianity, that we spend our days doing what we want, instead of wholeheartedly pursuing God’s kingdom. The cure is suffering. “Since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he … Continue reading

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When life kicks you in the stomach …

When we are horrified by tragedy, we often turn on God, blaming him for our pain and the brokenness of our world. But even Jesus, God in the flesh, suffered intense grief in the death of his friend Lazarus — … Continue reading

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‘Shall I not drink from the cup?’

“Shall I not drink from the cup the Father has given me?” (John 18:11b NLT) Jesus was facing an ordeal worse than anything anyone before or since has had to endure. He not only was about to suffer an excruciating death, … Continue reading

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Be happy for my suffering

“If you really love me, you will be very happy for me, because now I can go to the Father.” (John 14:28b NLT) Jesus is trying to prepare his still-not-quite-understanding disciples for the horror and grief that will overtake them … Continue reading

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Daddy’s suffering will not be wasted

My wife’s father is struggling with the final stages of dementia, and his suffering is intense. Hallucinations, delusions, and night terrors afflict Daddy’s mind; tremors, rigors, and convulsions wrack his body. His pain must be intense, though he can’t communicate … Continue reading

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