If God Doesn’t Heal You

Weeks of chemotherapy eroded the lining of her mouth, mangled her immune system, and culminated in an hours-long surgery to carve out a tumor the size of a grapefruit. Throughout, friends and loved ones lifted up a heartfelt but singular prayer: Heal her, Lord. She wrapped herself in their words as if girding herself in armor. Afterward, she pointed to a line on the pathology report that described dead cells at the center of the tumor, and she praised God for his mercy. She reasoned that the chemotherapy had killed the tumor before her surgeon ever put knife to skin, … Continue reading If God Doesn’t Heal You

It’s Finally Morning Again In America, And A New Day For Our Country Starts Now 

For the first time in decades, it feels like morning in America again.  I was quite young when Ronald Reagan was president, and I only have vague memories from those days.  But I do remember the extraordinary optimism that his … Continue reading It’s Finally Morning Again In America, And A New Day For Our Country Starts Now 

Flock of Goats Preparedness with Shepherdess Celeste: Widows Mites. Join Celeste Live at 6PM MT/ 8PM EST

​Join Celeste tonight as she goes over how does one take care of the widow? Please share this special evening and invite your friends! Live at 8 PM EST every Tuesday. To listen to the show, click the following link to … Continue reading Flock of Goats Preparedness with Shepherdess Celeste: Widows Mites. Join Celeste Live at 6PM MT/ 8PM EST

Flock of Goats Preparedness with Shepherdess Celeste: The Pampered Chef. Join Celeste Live at 6PM MT/ 8PM EST

  On Flock of Goats Preparedness this year we having been discussing some dense topics.  The holidays are almost here and it is time to turn our attentions to family, friends, fellowship and that means food. My special guest will … Continue reading Flock of Goats Preparedness with Shepherdess Celeste: The Pampered Chef. Join Celeste Live at 6PM MT/ 8PM EST

A Marriage Leaning on Jesus and Longing for Heaven

“When I think about that time I spent with Ian and Larissa, one thing stands out the clearest: their love for one another,” Stefan Green wrote last year in a short update on the couple. “It was beautiful to see Larissa’s devotion and respect for her husband, and Ian’s glad-hearted love for his wife. A lot can change in three years as bodies heal and marriages mature, but their amazing story goes on.” Over three years ago now, Desiring God shared the story of Ian and Larissa, a couple who chose to keep their promise to marry despite Ian’s traumatic brain injury … Continue reading A Marriage Leaning on Jesus and Longing for Heaven

You Are Not Enslaved to Your Past

Christianity means change is possible. Deep, fundamental change. It is possible to become tender-hearted when once you were callous and insensitive. It is possible to stop being dominated by bitterness and anger. It is possible to become a loving person no matter what your background has been. The Bible assumes that God is the decisive factor in making us what we should be. With wonderful bluntness the Bible says, “Put away malice and be tenderhearted.” It does not say, “If you can . . . ” Or: “If your parents were tender-hearted to you . . . ” Or: “If you weren’t … Continue reading You Are Not Enslaved to Your Past

Unlock God’s Storehouse of Grace

Nothing will deplete your faith like looking at what you lack. I find that the more I fixate on my lack of resources, the strengths I don’t have, the weaknesses I do have, the heavier the weight of unbelief becomes and the harder the race of faith becomes (Hebrews 12:1). Looking at a deficit fuels our fear and drains our hope. A deficit says we don’t have enough to make the payment, meet the need, make the deadline, preach the sermon, fix the marriage, instruct the child, counsel that hard case, defeat the sin, or overcome the weakness. We don’t … Continue reading Unlock God’s Storehouse of Grace

Pastor Rex King Will be Live on Christian Patriots Radio on September 28, 2015

Christian Patriots will welcome special guest Pastor Rex King on Christian Patriots Radio starting at 7 PM EST on Monday September 28, 2015 We will be discussing God’s word along with the problems of today. Dr. Rex King has been the Senior Pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church since February 1978.  Georgia House of Representatives General Assembly – Dr Rex King – Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from Mountain View Baptist Church on Vimeo. For more videos from Pastor Rex King, please visit Mountain View Baptist Church Those who want to listen to the show can tune in at ChristianPatriots.Org or … Continue reading Pastor Rex King Will be Live on Christian Patriots Radio on September 28, 2015

God Brings Us Suffering for Others’ Sake

Ongoing pain and suffering is hard. My wife and I have wrestled with her chronic pain for five years now. Everyone suffers somehow. It might be chronic pain, cancer, broken relationships, disability, or the struggle against besetting sins. It’s hard to live in a world of futility and brokenness. We groan for the day when it is all made right (Romans [8:18]–25).

And yet, suffering seems to be one of the great instruments in God’s hands to continue to reveal to us our ultimate dependence on him and our ultimate hope in him, despite our circumstances. God is good to give us the greatest gift He can give us, which is more of himself. And oftentimes He must take something away to help us trust Him alone, even if at times it feelslike we’ve received a death sentence (2 Corinthians 1:8–11).

Suffering Highlights Dependence

Suffering does not ultimately create dependence; it highlights dependence. We are always utterly dependent, whether we know it or not. God is good to us to continue to remind us, so that we don’t run after idols that might seem better and more reliable than Him
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