Category Archives: God’s Sovereignty

It’s Hard to Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God… (Psalm 46:10, N.K.J.V.) Our son Royce is 18 years old now, and sitting still continues to be a challenge for him. He’s hyper. He’s active. He’s fidgety. He’s squirmy. He’s, well, you … Continue reading

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God & Evil

Malcolm Woody has asked: “If God is all good, and all knowing, and all powerful, and all loving, why is there evil in the world?” Mathew 5:48 says that God is “perfect.” 1st John 1:5 says: “…God is light and … Continue reading

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Kingdom Facts

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now My kingdom is not from here.” (John 18:36, … Continue reading

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Can Prayer Change God’s Mind?

Paula Jarvis Garland wrote: “Here’s my question: If everything is predestined, then how does prayer change things? Can our prayers cause God to change his mind?” Paula, thanks for your question. It’s actually two questions, one concerning predestination and the … Continue reading

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How God Brought Good Out of Persecution

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #14) It takes quite a bit of time and energy for a mob to literally stone someone to death. Coats and outer garments must be taken off so that rocks can be gathered … Continue reading

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The Repairman Cometh

Well, it’s Monday, a day I’ve been dreading since this past Saturday. I say that because Saturday was the day I found out that Monday would most likely be the day when the repairman would come to fix our home’s … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Family

The Ishmaelites were descendants of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant (Genesis 16:1-16). The Midianites were descendants of Abraham through Keturah, the wife he took after the death of Sarah (Genesis 25:1-2). Over the course of time, the Ishmaeleites and the … Continue reading

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