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Tag: Faith

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Death
Rev. Joel Plantinga

Going Home

Read: Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (v. 20) I was recently visiting with a patient who had

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Death
Rev. Joel Plantinga

Weakness and Loss of Control

Read: 2 Corinthians 13:5-10 For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for. (v. 9) I am amazed at the courage

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Death
Rev. Joel Plantinga

A Real-Time God

Read: Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (v. 1) The goal of hospice is to provide physical and spiritual comfort to people who

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Death
Rev. Joel Plantinga

Worrying About Those Left Behind

Read: Philippians 4:4-9 The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to

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Death
Rev. Joel Plantinga

Honest Anger

Read: Matthew 27:45-50 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken

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Death
Rev. Joel Plantinga

Regret

Read: Philippians 3:12-16 . . . forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. (v. 13) Throughout the course of our lives, we tend to accumulate a considerable

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Church
Adam Navis

Faith in Community

I have a confession: when people say that they hear a calling from God, I have no idea what they are talking about. I am not naturally a jealous person,

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Faith
Jon Opgenorth

The Summit of Grace

Read: Romans 8:31-39 We are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (v. 37) Our climb up the mountain of Romans 8 began with the life-giving declaration “no condemnation

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Faith
Jon Opgenorth

Making Sense of Suffering

Read: Romans 8:18-30 All things work together for good . . . (v. 28) The question “How can a good God allow so much suffering?” prevents many from receiving Jesus.