Disfellowshipped–Blessed by God’s Providence: Pt 1e

August 5, 2016

JOB & JOSEPH, Part 1e Faithful in Trials From last week: Throughout all of this Joseph chooses to trust God. He recognizes Gods providence and sovereignty in his situation. Never once does he curse God. Instead he puts his faith and trust in him knowing His ways are best, His ways are higher.  In Genesis chapter 42 Joseph is […]

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Disfellowshipped–Blessed by God’s Providence: Pt 1d

July 28, 2016

JOB & JOSEPH, Part 1d Faithful in Trials From Part 1c:  Can you imagine what must be going on in Joseph’s young head? His own family has betrayed and abandoned himand now he’s imprisoned for doing what is right. Sounds much like Job, “a blameless and upright man who feared God and shunned evil,” now suffering […]

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Disfellowshipped–Blessed by God’s Providence: Pt 1c

July 21, 2016

JOB & JOSEPH, Part 1c Faithful in Trials From last week:  We can choose, just like Adam, to do right or wrong and with each choice comes the consequences; those being either good or bad. So then, “God’s control over human free will is not in the forcing of willpower as much as it is in […]

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Disfellowshipped–Blessed by God’s Providence: Pt 1b

July 14, 2016

JOB & JOSEPH, Part 1b Faithful in Trials  From last week: However, while God possesses this control, He also delegates free will to every one of us. Proverbs 16:9 says “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” But doesn’t this contradict itself? I have heard Ravi Zacharias speak […]

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Disfellowshipped–Blessed by God’s Providence: Pt 1a

July 7, 2016

JOB & JOSEPH, Part 1a Faithful in Trials We serve a God so full of love. A God who relentlessly pursues us with this insurmountable love and Who, even upon us falling short at times, still loves us unconditionally and passionately. So why then do we see so much suffering around us? Why is it […]

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The Man in the Well, How I Got Out, Part 8b

July 21, 2014

And now for the full conclusion of our series, The Man in the Well, by Oswald Smith: “I am Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son,” was His reply. I fell at His feet and worshiped Him, for my love was such that I could have died for Him. After a while I told Him about […]

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The Man in the Well, How I Got Out, Part 8a

July 13, 2014

Beset by many visitors, our guy is more stuck than ever in this well. He has had priests come by, a rabbi, founders of 19th century religions and Eastern thinkers (see links to all at the bottom). He remains discouraged, dumfounded and literally beat up by his own hand. He has been told he must […]

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The Man in the Well, Other Teachers, Part 7b

June 22, 2014

We left our fellow “as if dead” in Part 7a after learning from a myriad of mostly Eastern philosophers that he should engage in self-flagellation to find release from the well… Not content with that [removing my clothes and beating myself senseless], I deliberately cut myself with sharp pieces of rock until the blood came. And […]

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The Man in the Well: Other Teachers, Part 7a

June 13, 2014

After being entreated by Joseph Smith (Part 6) to read the Book of Mormon and see if he would feel a “burning in the bosom” to “know that it is true,” our hapless man remained quite trapped when… [Begin the Man in the Well BLOG Series from the first installment, the Greek Orthodox Priest] Later came teachers of Theosophy,    Spiritism,   […]

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The Man in the Well, Part 6: Joseph Smith

May 31, 2014

We left our fellow deeply concerned that Charles Taze Russell (Part 5), founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, had left him without hope… [Begin the Man in the Well BLOG Series from the first installment, the Greek Orthodox Priest] Suddenly, I heard some clanking metal—and I saw above the well a man who claimed the noise emanated from some Golden […]

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