Category Archives: Christian suffering

Missing the Revelation of Job (Re-post)

Many people, regardless of their religious persuasion, have heard of the O.T. biblical character named Job. The reason for this knowledge among the general populace is that Job encountered a wide range of suffering. His suffering included the loss of livelihood, … Continue reading

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Missing the Revelation of Job

Many people, regardless of their religious persuasion, have heard of the O.T. biblical character named Job. The reason for this knowledge among the general populace is that Job encountered a wide range of suffering. His suffering included the loss of livelihood, … Continue reading

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“Spectacle”

This past Wednesday, while in prayer for one of our elders, a passage of scripture was brought forth as a direction for prayer. As the passage was read, I immediately knew the Holy Spirit had this particular word in mind … Continue reading

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O God, Why? #3

As we had learned in the last post, the suffering of the follower of Jesus, has more than a few good and godly purposes.  1) Suffering serves as means of God’s loving correction in our lives. 2) Suffering is a … Continue reading

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O God, Why? (#2)

When considering why God allows suffering, it is essential we remember that man was created good, very good indeed. God was pleased with what He had made and Genesis records that God had fellowship with Adam and Eve, in the … Continue reading

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O God, Why?

In view of the apocalyptic like destruction over the last month, from hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires, many people are voicing their inner frustrations and fears with the questions like “Why God, are you allowing this to happen?” This age old … Continue reading

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Yeah, Pain!!! Say What?

We are granted many rights and privileges as those who are redeemed in Christ. Some of these precious rights and privileges are… The right to become children of God; calling Him “Abba Father” (John 1:12; Romans 8:15). The gift of the … Continue reading

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Our Silly and Sinful Musings About Suicide (“Say Hello To Heaven”) #2

(If you have not read part #1 please close click this link to read   https://4rs4thechurch.com/2017/05/28/our-silly-and-sinful-musings-about-suicide-say-hello-to-heaven/) In 1997 I was a very different man. In spite of being college educated (and graduating in 6 months)—being engaged to my wife Kim and awaiting … Continue reading

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Same Circumstances; Two Very Different Streams

Back in May of 2009 the animated movie UP was released. My family loves this movie, which begins on a sour note, as Mr. Fredrickson’s (the old guy) wife has recently died. Shortly thereafter Mr. Fredrickson meets Russel (the little boy). … Continue reading

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Having the Life Squeezed Out of You.

The picture to my left, probably needs a bit of explanation. I’m sure you can tell that the hand is squeezing olive oil into a bottle or jar of some sort, but why that is important may escape us, here in the United … Continue reading

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