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Pray Until the Peace Comes
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Pray Until the Peace Comes

Introduction: We live in uncertain times, but that’s not a new phenomenon. Biblical accounts are full of uncertainty that give opportunity for biblical characters to trust in a certain God. Today we struggle to find peace when the future seems uncertain. But the question this morning is: “How do you deal with uncertainty, when you...

Nothing New
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Nothing New

Introduction: What is the most dramatic story in the Bible for you? Which Bible story do you like to hear over and over again? The story of Moses, Samson, Jesus, or Paul? Do you like to hear about healings and miracles? If you explore your favorite story deeply enough, you will find that God works...

From Old to New
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From Old to New

Introduction: In the natural, it is hard to understand how people’s lives can be radically changed by God’s grace. It isn’t surprising that we still struggle with God’s transforming power today! If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then you are in the process of becoming totally New even though you may struggle to...

Develop a Grateful Heart
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Develop a Grateful Heart

Introduction: Do you consider yourself a complaining person? Do others see you as a critical person? Complaining seems to be at epic proportions in our world today. Experts tells us that gratitude, not complaining, unlocks the door to increased positive characteristics of generosity, kindness, and encouragement. In Luke’s Gospel, there is an interesting account concerning...

Why Does God Allow Suffering?
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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Introduction:“I can’t believe in a God who would allow so much suffering,” is a statement many make when justifying their reasons for NOT believing in and trusting God. Is there purpose in the pain? Can you put your total trust in a God who allows unjustified pain and suffering?   Self-Inflicted Suffering: · The Book...

Alive!
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Alive!

Cruelty in a Delayed Response – John 11:5-16 · Avoid ALL pain. · Immediate action if you LOVE me. The death of Lazarus matches the theme of the Gospel of John, “so that you will believe!” People Process Suffering and Grief Differently –John 11:17-37 · Martha processed grief with words and discussion. · Mary processed...