Author: Dave Furman

Watch Out for Functional Atheism

Remember Christ In the midst of storms in your life, have you forgotten who Jesus is? Do you doubt whether or not God intended for you to be in the storm-tossed boat in the first place? Do you understand about the provision of Christ himself as seen in the abundance of the loaves? Do you take courage in the fact that Jesus is who he claims to be? When you remember Jesus, does your fear vanish? When we understand who Christ is (the sustenance provider and storm controller) we will have peace in the midst of life’s storms. Misunderstanding...

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10 Things You Should Know about Suffering

1. Suffering is a result of the fall. God warned Adam that eating the forbidden fruit would result in death (Gen 2). Romans 5:12 confirms that this happened after Adam’s fall, “Just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” Death (and the accompanying pain and suffering) came as a result of that first sin and our continued sin. Pain, suffering, and death—in and of themselves—are not good. 2. God uses suffering for good. Thankfully, Romans 8 tells us “That for those who love...

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