The Beginning Is Where We Will Find The Faith We Need

Runner at the Beginning

Start from the beginning. Most of us can remember struggling to tell the story of an event to our parents. In our excitement we muddled the details and became frustrated. “Honey, start from the beginning”, was the great advice from Mom!

It’s been said that life’s a circle and eventually we wind up back in the place where we started.

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The Truth About Your Suffering And God’s Purpose

Suffering - doll with a broken face

The suffering and persecution of Christians around the world stirs our souls. Suffering makes for good prayer requests, passionate discussions and inspiring sermons. All the prayer, burdens and support are noble, but it changes when the one that suffers is you (or me)!

I don’t like to suffer and I have not met anyone who does. Many assume that when we suffer, God is angry with us or punishing us in some way.

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Are We Willing To Pay The Price That Bitterness Asks?

A root growing through the word bitterness.

Bitterness is an infection with a relentless desire to consume every area of our lives. Bitterness corrupts our view of life, our relationships with people, our family and most of all, with God.

Hebrews 12:15  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
 
Roots can grow slowly and unseen for years.

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