Tag Archives: suffering

There Is Always Hope


Then He said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with Me.” (Matthew 26:38) Sometimes I realize that I think of Jesus as being like Superman. You know, faster … Continue reading

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King’s Cross by Timothy Keller – Chp 15 – The Cup


Opening prayer Read the italicized passages of Scripture in Chapter 15. Questions How was the way that Jesus faced death different that the way that others, even early Christians, faced death? What was different about the death that Jesus was … Continue reading

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Suffering


“We will never have the easy, unhesitating love of God that makes obedience to Jesus our natural response unless we are absolutely sure that it is good for us to be, and to be who we are.  This means we … Continue reading

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Going for the Gold


Here in the Vancouver area, we are in the midst of this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime season called the Olympics.  The able-bodied Games ended a couple of weeks ago and last Friday, the Paralympic Games began. And the whole world is watching.  … Continue reading

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How Faith Helps in Tough Times


Today’s message is a reflection on how faith can help us through tough times.   And perhaps we could begin by thinking about how much things have changed economically in just the past twelve months.  Last spring, I remember reading an … Continue reading

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Faith, Suffering and Joy


Opening Prayer Read 1 Peter 1:1-25a Who is the writer of this letter? To whom is the writer writing? How does the writer describe the people being addressed? Who would properly be described in that way? How have these people … Continue reading

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