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October 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This week we will begin a new series called Down But Not Out.

In John 16:33, Jesus says some amazing words to his disciples just before he was betrayed by one of them:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Last week we talked about how Christianity is the only faith that deals honestly and realistically with the issue of suffering in the world. And we all know about suffering. Some more than others.

Although we have been incredibly blessed in this country, we still know about fear, doubt, anxiety, frustration, and despair. So how can we not just survive in this broken world– but thrive. That’s what Jesus says is possible.

To prepare, read Daniel 3 (yes, the whole chapter! ) You’ve heard this story before, but it is really great. We will see how we can deal with the extreme pressure we sometimes face– and honor God in the process.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

 

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