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If God is Good, Why Do I Hurt? - Job 23:10 - Jan 11, 1998 - 520

Of all the questions that trouble the people of God, none is greater than the question posed in our title. Sometimes it is asked in other ways: Why is there so much suffering in the world? Or why do bad things happen to good people? Or why do the wicked prosper while the righteous take such a beatin ... More

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About The Christian Life - Chapter 8 - Jul 9, 2012

The Sixth Law: There is No Growth Without Struggle - James 1:2-4 - Apr 7, 2002 - 555

Life is hard. Does anyone reading these words have any question about that? I didn’t think so. Because we live in a fallen world, nothing works the way it’s supposed to. Sin has stained every part of the physical universe. And sin has deeply infected the human bloodstream. Things break. ... More

Sense and Nonsense About God's Will - Oct 18, 2007

"What Happened, Lord?”It’s a common question, isn’t it? You set out to get a new job, you work hard for it, you go through the interview process, you do your very best, and in your heart you believe this is the job God wants you to have. Then someone else gets the job. And you say, ... More

The First Law: He's God and We're Not - Feb 10, 2002

This is the first sermon in a new series called “The Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life.” For the last few years I have been thinking about putting together a short list of the basic principles of the Christian life. What are those truths that every believer needs to know in order to have ... More

You Can Stumble But You Won't Fall - Psalm 37:23-24 - Dec 28, 2003 - 813

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand” (Psalm 37:23-24 NKJV).Since this is the final Sunday of 2003, I wanted to bring a message that would encourage us as we wrap ... More

The Most Sought After Things in the World - Romans 5:1-5 - Jan 1, 1993 - 441

A number of years ago a major American magazine published the results of a most fascinating survey. The editors had asked 16 prominent Americans what they did in order to find peace of mind in the midst of our stressful world. The responses were quite revealing.Noted author James Michener reported t ... More

The School of Suffering - Genesis 34-37 - Nov 8, 1992 - 354

For me the most poignant scene of the recent presidential campaign took place last Monday night in Houston where George Bush was speaking in the final rally of his political career. During a long day that started in New Jersey he had hip-hopped across the mid-section of America, rallying the troops ... More

God Is So Good! - Psalm 107:1 - Apr 20, 1997 - 474

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.” 1 Chronicles 16:34a “The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” Psalm 145:9 “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8 Let’s begin with a definition, ... More

How Big is Your God? - Genesis 41 - Oct 22, 2013 - 1493

The email arrived from a student who had taken a course from me at Word of Life Bible Institute. She wrote a very brief note, thanking me for the class and then asking me this question: “What’s your favorite attribute of God?”   That question stumped me for several reasons. On ... More

I’m Coming To Rome Someday, I Hope: Seven Reflections on Knowing the Will of God - Romans 15:22-29 - Aug 25, 2007 - 742

Romans 15:22-29 offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the Apostle Paul. Essentially it is Paul’s answer to the question, “Why haven’t you visited Rome yet?” We know from Romans 1:11-13 that though he longed to visit the church at Rome, he had been prevented by his dut ... More

Have You Been With Jesus? - Acts 4:13 - Jan 27, 2014 - 1501

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).“Uneducated, common men.”|That was not a compliment.Here’s how The Voice translat ... More

The Lord Who is Faithful - Deuteronomy 7:9 - May 23, 1999 - 680

Today we are beginning a new sermon series entitled “The God You Can Trust.” For the next six Sundays we will be looking at what the Bible says about the faithfulness of God. In order to orient our thinking in the right direction, here are five Scriptures that introduce the topic: Exodus ... More

The Tragedy of Double Vision - Matthew 5:8 - Feb 25, 1996 - 57

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” This beatitude stands alone. It is unlike all the others. In many ways, this is the most unexpected thing Jesus ever said. It is not difficult to believe—like Blessed are the meek. It is not difficult to apply— ... More

Contentment: A “Better” Way to Live - Proverbs 17:1 - Nov 20, 1994 - 620

It didn’t start out that way. When Scott and Janet put the kids in the mini-van and took off for Milwaukee, they had no idea. It was just another trip and six of their kids were with them. Scott Willis said, “I barely had time. I saw the metal fly off the truck, and the mini-van rolled o ... More


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