You Harm Yourself When You Do This: Suffering Part 2

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How Suffering Can Turn From Bad To Good (When my expectations are violated) Suffering Part 1

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Don’t Be Scandalized When This Happens

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“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.”

John 16:1-4

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Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness — A Book Review

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Things I Heard In Church: Smooth Sailing Doesn’t Mean You’re In God’s Will

 

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People I Know Who Most Resemble Jesus: Hold Lightly

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I’ve noticed the people I know who most resemble Jesus, hold on to their expectations ever so lightly.

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Chapter 11: Guard Your Heart Like Jesus — From the new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus)

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Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 10: Jesus And The Fluid LifeLove Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

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The Terrible Thing (that’s easier than what we’re all trying to do instead)

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“The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self–all your wishes and precautions–to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead.”

-C.S. Lewis

Discomfort With Death

 

light of men John 1:4-5Read John 11:17-45.

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