Category Archives: Suffering

The Center of the Universe

Sermon: The Center of the Universe Delivered by: Pastor Doug – 4-13-14. Revelation 4-5 -Palm Sunday.   Sermon summary: Revelation symbols, seeing the big picture, worshiping Christ, centered on God, worship disorder, creating Sovereign, conquering Savior, the Gospel, the Lion, … Continue reading

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Giving Hope – 1 Cor. 10:13

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Experiencing God in our Troubles

One of the problems of living in a fallen world is that we tend to focus more on our troubles than on Christ.  Our problems become bigger than God.  We place too much faith in things or people and not … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

A few people in our church have recently experienced the death of a loved one, so I wrote this article for them.  I pray it is a comfort to them and others in my church that may lose a loved … Continue reading

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Is God in Our Suffering?

  Job 1:20-22 says, “Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head.  He fell to the ground and worshiped, saying:  ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will leave this life.  The Lord gives, … Continue reading

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Why do I have these problems when Jesus promised me peace?

Easter is approaching and Easter means life, it means hope, it means peace, so why do I have these problems?  Put yourself in the disciple’s shoes for a moment. They have spent three years with Jesus and they saw miracle … Continue reading

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