Reflections of Grace 97: Storms Are Invitations To Dance With Jesus

[display_podcast] Can I consider my life pure joy?  Or have I been caught up in looking at the depth of pain and the depth of trials and sometimes pure craziness in my life, and thought, Have I not sown into your Kingdom?   When is my time coming? “Haven’t I served you all my life?  Why so much suffering.Starting from my childhood of abuse and ending up here, years later… still struggling for a reprieve.”Don’t we just get so wrapped up in ourselves sometimes? I like what … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Trusting God When It Hurts

From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is continuing to trust God when hard things are coming into our lives. In times of disappointment and pain – when situations worse than your wildest nightmares are happening to you.And you are God’s child. How do you explain that?God, what are You doing? Why is this happening to me? I thought I was Your child and that You were my Protector?But, you see, God is ab … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 8

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.God can use pain to grab our attention and teach or redirect us in ways that will be important for our lives.  C.S. Lewis famously wrote: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain.  Pain is His megaphone to arouse a deaf world.” You know, most of us don’t change our lives, or wake up to things in our lives, unless we go through hard times.  And often, God uses horrible … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 90: THE Answer to THE Question: “Why?”

[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: You’ve perhaps heard his name -- a rather strange name at that! His name is Job. The man who had it all, only to have it all taken away. As you will hear in this PODCAST, in the blink of his eye, everything changed. And not for the better. The book of Job poses for us a number of VERY IMPORTANT and DIFFICULT questions:Why did such unspeakable things happen to such a godly man? Why did God let it happ … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 63: Debt Relief

[display_podcast]As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, it is my sense that far too often in the Christian community at large, we display a woefully naive and underdeveloped understanding of person-to-person forgiveness. Matthew 6:9-12In this manner, therefore, pray:Our Father in heaven,Hallowed be Your name.Your kingdom come.Your will be doneOn earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts,As we forgive our de … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 53: Four in the Morning Memories

[display_podcast] “…It’s four in the morning, I’m lying in bedA tape of my failures playing inside my headIt’s heartaches and hard knocks and things I don’t knowI listen and I wonder where will it go”-       Garth Brooks, “When There’s No One Around” Like the song says, even when we’re in the midst of an “everything’s okay” season of our lives, there are still moments when we’re struck with the memories heartaches, hard knocks and mistakes we’ve made.  People we may have hurt.  … [Read more...]


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