Series Overview: Many people ask God the question, “Why?” when they are suffering. In my experience, this question of “why” only further complicates and exacerbates the suffering one is experiencing because rarely is one able to see the answer in the middle of it all. Yet the truth is that all of us have had suffering in the past or will have suffering strike us in the future. It’s a fact of life. It’s a fact in the world we live in. Jesus told us this would be so. So, it is imperative that each of us answer the “why” question before we suffer so that when we suffer we will have the answer and so avoid exacerbating our suffering.
Today's Message: 08/18/2019
Part 4: Foundations
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27 NIV
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36 Leaving the crowd behind, [the disciples] took [Jesus] along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Mark 4:36-41 NIV
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28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Psalm 119:28
P___________________ what you learn. James 1:22 NIV
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A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV
1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1-3 NIV
Today, I became a Christ Follower for the first time. I will commit/have committed to a Personal Daily Quiet Time I will plug into/have plugged into Christian Community