Sermons tagged with ‘When Bad Things Happen’

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When Bad Things Happen: Character Development

  CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT Jeremiah 18:1-6; John 15:1-8  When thinking about his son, General Douglas MacArthur wrote this prayer: “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and […]

When Bad Things Happen: Humbled and Loved


As a kid I loved to watch the TV series Superman.  I always felt a rush of adrenaline when Superman zipped into a telephone booth to change from mild mannered reporter Clark Kent into the Caped Crusader.   I wished that I too could transform myself from a mere mortal into someone who was “faster than […]

When Bad Things Happen: Opportunities for Growth


Last week we began a series of sermons probing into suffering and the bad things that disrupt our lives.  I need to say again that I do not have “the answer” to the question, “Why do bad things happen?” Today we’re going to begin to explore where God is active in our suffering.  What does […]

When Bad Things Happen: Perspective Shaping


Nicky Gumbel in his book Why Does God Allow Suffering? tells the story of a young New Yorker who had a life-long dream of going on a mission to Ecuador.  He was at the airport and remembered that he hadn’t sent a note to his mom.  He didn’t know where to get a card but found an […]