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The Power of the Gospel in Charleston

In the video below, the family members of victims from the Charleston shooting speak to the gunman. Watch and marvel at the power of the gospel. In light of the astonishing hearts of the victims’ family members, Charles C. W. … Continue reading

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Using Evil for Good

I read this this morning in my devotions. It blessed me so I thought it would bless you. Jeremiah Burroughs: It is the way of God to work by contraries, to turn the greatest evil into the greatest good.  To … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

God is Bigger Than My Cancer. “As I prepared for chemotherapy, my wife smiled and handed me a handmade card, colored bright with crayons and signed by a fifteen-year-old girl with Down syndrome in our congregation. My tears flowed as … Continue reading

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Suffering is God’s Gift

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Christians have long praised this verse and for good reason. Within its few … Continue reading

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Thank God for the Fleas

In her book, The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom recalls when she and her sister first entered the barracks at the Nazi prison camp they were assigned to during World War II. The room was cramped, the smells were foul, … Continue reading

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Never Compare Your Sufferings

“In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter.” That is a line from the back cover of a book on my shelf. It is talking about the author of the book. … Continue reading

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Six Truths About Sickness

I write this having had many people in my life come under significant sicknesses; some of which led to their death. Even now, as I write, there are people in my church who are stricken with cancer and others terminally … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Cancer

Cancer. No one wants to ever hear that word, let alone have it spoken as their own (or their loved one’s) diagnosis. But what if someone told you that cancer was not a curse, but a gift? That cancer, endured with … Continue reading

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Robbery Turned to Worship

There is much to reflect upon in this short little story. When Matthew Henry was returning home from his catechism exercise on Tuesday, March 3, 1713, robbers caught him about half a mile from Hackney. They took ten or eleven … Continue reading

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Why God Uses Suffering

No one likes to go through painful things, but it’s almost universally recognized that some of the most important lessons come from the most painful times. Christians understand this not to be some universal principle that just works, but a grace … Continue reading

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