Tag Archives: Suffering

Lead Us Not into Temptation

Of all the lines in the Lord’s prayer, the one we address today is perhaps the easiest to pray but the hardest to understand. Jesus instructs us to ask, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil … Continue reading

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The Just Shall Live by Faith

Our speaker for the Easter Sunrise Service is a former attender of our church who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. His message is powerful and poignant. Title: The Just Shall Live by Faith Text: 1 Corinthians 15.3–4 Speaker: … Continue reading

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The Suffering Servant in Our Place

Today’s passage is the apex of Isaiah’s Fourth Servant Song, commonly known as Isaiah 53. Isaiah 53:5 is the middle verse of the middle stanza of the song. Everything before it builds to this crescendo, and everything after it flows … Continue reading

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Stubborn Grace

Why do bad things happen to good people? This familiar question arises quite publicly in wake of a great tragedy, like the flooding in Chennai, India’s 4th largest city, earlier this month, that claimed lives of nearly 300 people. But … Continue reading

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Redeeming Love

You’ve often heard it said the goal of every faithful pastor is simply to preach the Word. And that is quite true: communicating God’s Word clearly to God’s people is their aim. But preachers often have a variety of subgoals … Continue reading

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