Why Does God Allow Horrible Things to Happen?

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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HORRIBLE THINGS TO HAPPEN?

Mike Cunningham

November 23, 2014

Every Sunday before Thanksgiving I like to remind myself of all the wonderful things I’m thankful for. This morning, I also want to speak about “some” of the many reasons why every follower of Christ should be thankful. So much so, that when we die and leave this world we will be able to enjoy an eternal thanksgiving with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Read more

Friday Morning Special 11/21/14

HOW ARE WE TO TREAT THE LOST?

The great scientist Isaac Newton once performed an experiment that required him to stare at the image of the sun in a mirror. The brightness burned into his retina and he suffered temporary blindness. Even after he isolated himself for three days behind closed shutters, still the bright spot wouldn’t fade from his vision. Read more

2014/11/19 – Devotional

REFUSE TO WORRY

By John Grant

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. “
– 1 Peter 5:6-7

You may remember the poster boy of Mad Magazine, Alfred E. Neuman, always with the tag line of: “What, me worry?” God didn’t create us to worry. It is an acquired worldly skill. He says to trust Him and refuse to worry.

We all have those days when we feel wobbly as we look at perceived difficult times looming ahead, measuring them against our own strength. Usually they are not that day’s tasks, but are somewhere in the future. Some that may never happen at all. God wants us to leave them in the future and focus on the present. He promises to empower us to handle each task as it comes along. Worry drains us of our ability to focus on God. Read more

Hold My Hand

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HOLD MY HAND
Mike Cunningham
November 16, 2014

Are any of you folks dealing with seemingly never ending physical and/or emotional pain this morning? Has the Lord brought people into your lives that are? If you answered in the affirmative today’s message ought to be helpful. I’ll be citing excerpts from what I believe is the most helpful book dealing with the issue of chronic pain. Allow me to explain,
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2014/11/12 – Devotional

PRAYING FOR PROTECTION

By Daryl DeKlerk

Scripture reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

Pray that we may be delivered from the wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. 2 Thessalonians 3:2

A police officer allowed me to join him for a Friday night shift. From 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. I saw the best and worst of human behavior (his best, others’ worst). At one point we spotted a vehicle that failed to signal. As we followed, it raced down a residential street and pulled into a driveway. We approached with the cruiser lights flashing. The driver crouched down, trying not to be seen.
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For a complete list of footnotes from the newly revised sermon "The Comfort of Reality," please visit the sermon posted last week and scroll to the bottom.