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When God Says No

When God Says No

Do you ever feel like God has abandoned you? Perhaps in your head you know he hasn’t, but deep down your heart questions his presence. You wonder why God has put you in such troubled and persistently difficult circumstances. You’re lonely, needy, confused. You want God to provide for you, […]
disappointment

10 Ways Disappointment Can Strengthen Your Faith

Disappointment exercises our faith. Like a good resistance band, it pushes back at us, putting on the pressure and testing our endurance. We can either succumb to its force or return the push. We can give way to what disappointment naturally produces—discontentment and doubt—or we can let it grow us. […]
Bible resources

Key Connections (March 8, 2017)

The Shack — The Missing Art of Evangelical Discernment (Al Mohler, Albert Mohler) The popularity of this book among evangelicals can only be explained by a lack of basic theological knowledge among us — a failure even to understand the Gospel of Christ. 5 Reasons You Desperately Need Your Bible (Kristen Wetherell, For The Church) […]
What Happens to a Believer at Death

The Difference Between Jesus and the Law

Video Notes: Here is the difference between Jesus and the law: The law tells you what to do, but it can’t give you the power to do it. Jesus tells you what to do, and he gives you the power to do it. That is where strength, hope, and faith […]
bible teachers

Four Ways Bible Teachers Can Reflect Christ

I discovered teaching by accident. When I was invited to teach an economics course through the bank where I worked, I found I loved it, and I’ve been hooked ever since. So when the opportunity came to leave financial services and become a full-time professor, I grabbed it. I’ve been […]
secret to being content

The Secret to Being Content

Desire is an interesting thing. Some desires are good. I desire to be more disciplined in prayer. I desire to be quicker to listen and slower to speak. Yet other desires are laced with sin. I desire the praise of man. I also desire the security of a bigger paycheck. […]