Church Life

My First Southern Baptists of Texas Meeting

In March of this year, our church affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Last week I had the opportunity to be a messenger on behalf of Grace Life to the annual meeting of the SBTC. Here are a few of my takeaways as a participant for the very first time: I appreciate that the preaching of God’s

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Job’s Faulty Views of Suffering

Job’s friends weren’t the only ones with incorrect views of suffering. Job had his own problems because trials reveal the faulty views of the sufferer. I see at least three in Job 4-14. Death is better than life. (Job 6:8-13) This is the position when trials continue with no end in sight, when health crises are unavoidable, when emotional trauma is unending, when relational

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Trials Reveal Our View of God

As we learn about suffering in the book of Job, we understand that God condemns all three of Job’s friend’s viewpoint on God and suffering. “…the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite: ‘My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right…’” Job 42:7 Trials reveal faulty views of suffering. No one intentionally embraces

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