“Where have you been?” the mother demanded. The little girl replied, “On my way home, I met a friend who was crying because she had broken her doll.” “Oh,” said her mother, “then you stopped to help her fix the doll?” “Oh, no,” replied the little girl, “I stopped to help her cry.” Hurt is inevitable. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble,” (John 16:33). His...
Author: Don McMinn
Saul did not completely obey God, and in his pride and impatience lost his kingdom. Israel demanded a king so that they could be like all the other nations that surrounded them. God's plan was to set His people apart, obedient to His law as a theocracy.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Samuel 8, 1 Samuel 13 - 15, Deuteronomy 28, Joshua 1:6-9, Romans 12:1-2
Awkward. Mom and Dad sitting in the room. How do you have "the talk" with them: tough subjects no one wants to mention? John Piper writes: "So you’re a parent. Or you’re a teenager. That means you know what’s coming. You can sense it deep inside, see it in the broken eye contact and the cleared throat. You can hear it in the quiet, strained, slightly nervous words: “We need...
Author: John Piper