How to deal with suffering

Full disclosure.  I don’t particularly like trials and I really don’t like affliction. Yes, I knew that would shock you. And another spoiler… I am not unique in this aversion to pain.  I am often very impatient as I traverse these times in my life.  In fact, my prayer usually goes a bit like this:…

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Why we need the local church

We need each other. We really do. And what a blessing if God has given you the opportunity to gather together with believers on a regular basis. That is a privilege that many people in the world do not know. And one that I do not ever want to take for granted.  Yes, we need…

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Jehovah Jireh, The Lord Who Provides, Charles Spurgeon sermon

Excerpt from a sermon delivered on October 12th, 1884, by C. H. SPURGEON at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington The text is Genesis 22:1-14.  You can find a short tutorial on this passage of scripture and The Lord Who Provides in the Create Truth Art Challenge. Introduction “Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-Jireh,” or…

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Jehovah Rapha, Charles Spurgeon Sermon

Excerpt from a sermon delivered on April 23rd, 1871, by C. H. SPURGEON at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington A short devotion on this passage from Exodus 15 can be found HERE. Bitter Waters Sweetened “And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah for they were bitter: therefore the…

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The Cross of CHrist. Quote by CHarles Spurgeon

This devotion was written over 120 years ago, and yet it may be even more applicable today in our age of enlightenment and academics.  I love education, don’t get me wrong.  Just ask my kids when I’m fussing about homework.  But I love that all our advanced education is “what the chaff is to the wheat” (the…

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