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If God is so good, why is the world so bad?
Would you hold onto your convictions, stand your ground and refuse to compromise even if God did NOT deliver you? That’s what the heroes in this story did. That’s what we can do, too – if we know what they knew. Join us.
Few things get more of our attention - or get our attention more - than money. Every day it is earned, spent, borrowed, saved, wasted, given, hoarded, worried over or wished for. You probably know that the Bible has a lot to say about money. About 15% of the words in the Bible are devoted to it. Given that God owns everything (Psalm 24:1 - 2), you have to wonder why he spends so much time talking about it. Maybe that's because he knows us so well. Jesus said, "Where your treasure is, there your heart is also." In other words, we put our hearts into the things we treasure. And if money - and all it can buy - has our hearts, we're in trouble.
An occasional series about elders, deacons and other leadership roles at Twickenham. We usually touch on this topic when we are about to consider new leaders.
Let’s be honest. Family – marriage, parenting, being parented – is hard. Other families seem to have it all together. Yours, though, is . . . well, messy. What if I told you that good families are not flawless? That being a messy family doesn’t make yours a failure? The Bible tells the truth about how a family should function – and it tells the truth about how messy some of the most famous biblical families actually were. The good news is that all that truth is surrounded by grace. God’s grace means that your family can be good even if it’s messy. Beginning Mother’s Day and running through Father’s Day, we’ll explore what the Bible says about family. Even if yours is a mess right now, you’re welcome. We’re not all that tidy ourselves.
A. W. Tozer wrote, “The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God.” In this series, we will seek to raise our concept of God to higher definition.
As an adult, Jesus constantly did and said the unexpected. It should come as no surprise, then, that his birth came about in some unexpected ways. The ancestors from whom he came, the people blessed to receive the first birth announcement, even the place where he was born were all unlikely, improbable and unexpected. Kind of makes you wonder what he will do next!
Fun is good. Joy is better. Fun is about what’s happening to you. Joy is about what’s happening in you.
When it comes to God, a lot of folks spend most of their lives in the shallow end of the pool. They feel safer there, more in control. But isn’t there just a little part of you that wants to dive into the deep and experience the thrill of not being able to touch the bottom with your toes? What does it look like – and what will it take – to go deeper in your relationship with God?
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