Jesus has the power to heal and deliver us from our pain, but in his wisdom, grace and perfect will, he may allow us to live through suffering, sometimes even until our last day on earth.
One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” - John 5:5-6
Are you new to the Christian faith, and wondering how to get the most out of your Bible study times? This podcast series by apologist Jonathan Topping offers great suggestions and tips!
In this series of articles, Michael Horner, philosopher and apologist, invites us to consider whether the existence of evil and suffering provides adequate reasons to conclude that an all-good, all-powerful God does not exist. He points out that it is common for people to approach the question from two quite different perspectives, intellectually and emotionally, and that each perspective requires a uniquely tailored response. The investigation ends with a surprising twist.
We know it can be hard to remember and articulate all the things you've learned about sharing the Gospel. So, as you teach others, we're here to do the heavy lifting.
Have you ever had someone tell you that your Christian faith is a crutch? Well, the best response we've heard to that is: "Absolutely." Our faith helps us see that we are all broken people who really need to borrow strength from a Savior, to lean on a deep and abiding faith. We are always growing, always depending on the grace of God.
Connecting with like-minded people who genuinely care about one another is a gift we take for granted all too often. But it's not always rosy; sometimes, friendship gets messy.
Praying is simply having a conversation with God. It's asking Him for your needs, yes, but it's also a time when you can praise Him for who He is and learn to hear His voice.