Archive for the ‘Suffering’ Category

Jesus Promises Great Compensation for Kingdom Sacrifice (Luke 18:28-30)

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Jesus Promises Great Compensation for Kingdom Sacrifice (Luke 18:28-30)

Peter hinges on the conversation Jesus just had with the rich young ruler. That interaction focused on salvation, where the rich young ruler needed to understand his sinfulness in order to seek his salvation. Peter’s statement concerns service and sacrifice after salvation. Jesus outlines the expectation of sacrificing for the kingdom of God and the great repayment for doing so in this life and in eternity.

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Jesus Illustrates Your Two After-Death Possibilities (Luke 16:19-31)

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Jesus Illustrates Your Two After-Death Possibilities (Luke 16:19-31)

Jesus compares two men of very contrasting living conditions. One man is very rich and lives lavishly in luxury. The other man, a very poor man named Lazarus, has nothing – not even his health. Both men die, but end up in two entirely opposite ends. The rich man finds himself in Hades in incredible pain, and Lazarus is in comfort next to Abraham. Jesus focuses primarily on the rich man and his urgent pleas in the midst of his suffering. Jesus also highlights the extreme importance of responding to the Word of God in this life. What will YOU wake up to when you die?

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The Resurrection Makes All the Difference (1 Cor 15:1-34)

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Believe it or reject it: Jesus rose from the dead or He did not. If He did not, then party hardy, because there is nothing after this life. However, if He DID rise again (and there’s no evidence to the contrary), then that changes EVERYTHING: Everyone will be judged. Your only hope is Jesus death and resurrection. If you are a believer, you need to make up your mind and be ALL IN or ALL OUT. You can’t live in a world where you define Jesus as you want. He is the Savior or He is not.

Timeline of Truth – Pharaoh Puts Joseph in Charge (Genesis 41:33-57)

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Joseph begins to live out God’s ultimate earthly plan for his life as Pharaoh puts him in charge of the most powerful nation in the world. From slave to prisoner to ruler.

God’s Plan for Your Success (Deuteronomy 8:1-20)

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

God’s working in our lives often leaves us needy in order that He might “do us good in the end.”

Timeline of Truth – Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams (Genesis 41:1-32)

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

God waits until He is ready. Joseph is called before the leader of a powerful nation – as a slave – and God uses him again.

Timeline of Truth – Joseph Serves God in Prison (Genesis 39:21-40:23)

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Wrongly accused, Joseph continues to serve God faithfully in prison.

Timeline of Truth – Joseph Serves Potiphar (Genesis 39:1-21)

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Joseph rises to favor with his new master (Potiphar), and becomes manager over Potiphar’s entire household.

Timeline of Truth – Joseph Is Sold by His Brothers (Genesis 37:12-36)

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Joseph experiences the unthinkable from his hate-filled brothers. Yet God is at work. See the trouble God allowed Joseph to go through to accomplish His plan.

Timeline of Truth – God Blesses Jacob Amidst Hardships (Genesis 35:1-29)

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

God is not done growing Jacob. Spirituality and sanctification come through hardship. God blesses Jacob in the face of major losses, even later in life.