Who is God when life happens?

This study was written as a congregational study that followed my pastor’s sermon series. Small groups would work through the study throughout the week, then hear the sermon, and then discuss both the homework and the sermon during the next small group meeting. In that model, here is Who is God when life happens? Introduction…

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life happens: Endnotes…

It is common that a person going through a study such as this makes commitments—to themselves, to God, to those around them.  And the next week, those commitments become a fading memory as the busyness of life presses in and takes over. Do not let that happen this time.  Write down each of your commitments…

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life happens: God the Almighty…

God the Almighty When He Doesn’t Make Sense Funny, isn’t it, our human propensity to describe everything in terms of us.  I laugh when I review the title of this chapter.  What if, in the whole of life, it isn’t about God making sense to us?  What if it is about us finally acknowledging that…

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life happens: God the Redeemer…

God the Redeemer When I’m Stuck in the Past Experiences shape life.  Good, bad, indifferent—your life experiences have an impact on who you are today and who you will be tomorrow.  Yet, sometimes, it feels like past experiences rule the current day.  The understandings, or lack thereof, regarding those experiences centers itself in the middle…

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life happens: God the Victor…

God the Victor When I Grieve Grief is one of the most challenging, and most feared, experiences of life.  We try to avoid grief; yet, it is an integral part to healing.  As someone who has grieved the death of far more friends and family than I care to discuss, I know the depth, the…

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