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Posted on November 9, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Heard from God Recently?

By Skip Heitzig

Have you ever wished the Lord would speak to you? Have you ever echoed the sentiment of Isaiah the prophet, who said, "Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down!" (

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Posted on November 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

God's Majesty and Your Nothingness

By Skip Heitzig

Over the course of Job's suffering, he cried out again and again for God to answer Him. In chapter 38, God finally spoke—and, boy, did He speak. Amazingly, He never answered the big question Job had: How can a good God allow evil to exist, especially in my life? But perhaps even more amazingly, Job still submitted to Him. What did Job discover to get to that point?

Speaking to the Lord in cha...

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Posted on October 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Relate to a Hidden God

By Skip Heitzig

If you follow Jesus for any length of time, you'll eventually come to a point when God seems silent and absent, when you have to ask, Is God hidden? And why don't I hear from Him? Job wrestled with these questions in

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Posted on October 19, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Are You Right with God?

By Skip Heitzig

Today I want to look at the issue of all issues: How can a person be right with God? How can a man or woman, marred by the fall of Adam and with an inborn sin nature, ever be reconciled to a holy God?

This is exactly what Job asked in chapter 9 of his book: "How can a man be righteous before God? If one wished to contend with Him, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand. God is...

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Posted on October 12, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Battling the Man behind the Curtain

By Skip Heitzig

The Devil reminds me of a scene in the first movie I remember watching, The Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy and her three friends encounter the terrifying wizard, they discover that he's actually an old man behind a curtain operating the whole façade. "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" he tells them.

Satan, too, acts very intimidating, but in reality he's just a created being, a fa...

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Posted on October 5, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Suffering and Searching for Answers?

By Skip Heitzig

Job in the Bible has become the quintessential example of the sufferer in despair—and that's exactly why we tend to avoid his book. It opens up the possibility of extreme, intense, prolonged suffering for the godly person. But we're going to look at Job's suffering from a different angle: we're going to see how Jesus fits into his story.

Job was an extraordinary man, but he also experienced...

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Posted on September 21, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

What You're Worth

By Skip Heitzig

The world typically values people based on their outward beauty, personal wealth, or accomplishment. But God looks at us through a very different lens.

First Peter 1:18-19 tells us, "You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."

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Posted on September 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Why You Need Trials

By Skip Heitzig

If the trials of life could only exist by popular demand, we would have voted them away long ago. People, by and large, hate suffering of any kind.

 

But read what Peter wrote about the topic: "In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, tho...

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Posted on September 7, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Is Your Hope Alive?

By Skip Heitzig

If there's one thing the world desperately needs, it's hope. Even in America, where we have every creature comfort available to us, most people are unhappy with their lives and feel a sense of purposelessness.

But if there's one thing Christians have in abundance, it's hope. In

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Posted on August 31, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The God of Truth

By Skip Heitzig

If you're a parent, did you ever have to teach your child how to lie? Of course not. But you did at one point have to say, "No, sweetheart, it's wrong to tell a lie. Telling the truth is the right thing to do."

That's because even though we're created in the image of God, that image is marred because of the fall, and lying comes pretty naturally to us. But God gave us His standard in the ninth commandment: "You s...

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