Theology

Suffering

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An Honest Approach to the Mystery of Suffering

Scripture: Psalm 3

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Psalm 3 It’s been a hard week in the news. From a three-year-old boy attacked with acid to flooding victims on the East Coast to shootings in Canada to wildfires in Greece and bombings in Pakistan, the headlines have been painful. When we learn of such unfairness, we want to ask how God […]

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Find the Rainbow in Every Storm

Scripture: Genesis 9

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17 You and I are fallen people living in a fallen world. Success is not the avoidance of problems but learning how to redeem them. It is not a race run without stumbling, but a race completed by those who get up when they fall down. A famous CEO said on the […]

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God’s Peace in Our Pain

Scripture: Matthew 8

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: None

Topical Scripture: Matthew 8:1-17 It has been a stressful week in the news, to say the least. I flew back from Israel last Saturday night, the day after a US drone killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. We were all a bit relieved when we landed safely in the US. Airstrikes against our troops on […]

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Hard Places Make Holy People

Scripture: Romans 8

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: None

Hard Places Make Holy People Romans 8:28-30 James C. Denison Would you go on the Internet to watch cheese ripen? I did last Tuesday, and became the 1,205,022th visitor to do so. A large English cheddar cheese was placed in front of an Internet camera last December, its ripening process broadcasted to the world. It […]

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Playing Marbles with the World

Scripture: John 9

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: Miracles in John’s Gospel

Playing Marbles with the World John 9:1-7 Dr. Jim Denison The alien movie Men In Black ends with the camera pulling back from Earth until our planet fades into the blackness of the universe. We fly back as the Solar System recedes, then the Milky Way. Then the universe itself becomes a black marble. Then […]

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Taking God at His Word

Scripture: John 4

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: Miracles in John’s Gospel

Taking God at His Word John 4:43-54 Dr. Jim Denison This week’s news reports that eyelash transplantation is the newest cosmetic surgery phenomenon. For $3,000 per eye, a surgeon will transplant hair from the back of your head to your eyelid. But there’s a down side: the hair grows just like the rest of your […]

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The Cure For An Injured Soul

Scripture: John 9

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: Encountering Jesus, The “I AM”

The Cure for an Injured Soul John 9:1-7 Dr. Jim Denison Readers’ Digest recently reported on the Wacky Warning Label Contest and some of the actual warning labels it recognized this year. In 4th place: a five-inch fishing lure with three steel hooks and the label warning that it is “harmful if swallowed.” Let’s hope […]

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Theology for Tsunamis

Scripture: Matthew 2

Topic: Theology > Suffering

Series: Knowing Jesus Through Matthew

Theology for Tsunamis Dr. Jim Denison Matthew 2:13-18 On December 26, scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu forecast a massive tsunami within 15 minutes of the Indonesian earthquake, but did not have phone numbers to call to warn those in Southeast Asia. None of the countries most severely affected had a tsunami […]

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