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Though You Slay Me

AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT MOMENT

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Matthew 20:1-16
I want to ask you a question! Is God fair? Is He fair in His judgements? Is He fair in His dealings with creation? Is He fair when dealing with your sin? Is He fair in who He saves? Is He fair in your life struggles? Is He fair at all? These are legitimate questions that we need to answer! Is God fair?Deep down inside, we all have moments like this…..thinking that God isn’t fair when it comes to your life, as it compares to the person beside you! This usually doesn’t start until we take our eyes off the prize and begin to look sideways at those around us. My neighbor, friend, co-worker, peer has a bigger house, nicer TV, Xbox, PS3, an IPhone, more toys, nicer clothes, better job, better education, more friends, more popular with the community, a better husband or wife, better children, happier life, they are more spiritual, serves more….and the list is endless. Let’s be serious! We all have moment s of dissatisfaction as it compares to others! That’s our sinful nature. …

Evolution Versus God

EASY TO ASK FOR BUT HARD TO GIVE

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Matt 18: 21-35
There are some things in life that are easy to ask for but hard to give……A teenager asking for the keys to your car, Maybe it involves money? How about your daughters hand in marriage, honesty, love! There is also another word that for many people don’t like to give or ask for! It’s a simple word called“Forgiveness”. This word “forgiveness”is used 143 times in the New Testament. In it’s legal term means “to release” a person from an obligation. In finance it gives the idea of “cancelling a debt”. In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus said these words……“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matt 6:14-15. This passage is pretty clear! There are some passages that are sometimes hard to understand. But this isn’t one of them. What Jesus is saying is what Jesus means. Notice the conditions of forgiveness in this passage? You forgive, you…

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