Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, May 2018
The May issue of Tabletalk considers disappointment, failure, and hope in the Christian life. On the night Jesus was betrayed, He told His disciples, “In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Living in a fallen world, we find that our lives are full of disappointments and troubles. Often things do not work out as we want them to. Scripture is honest about this reality, yet it does not leave us hopeless in our disappointments. Instead, it assures us that if we are in Christ, we have an eternal hope that will finally overcome all that discourages us, a hope that we begin to experience on this side of glory and that we will experience in its fullness in the age to come. This issue looks at the twin themes of disappointment and hope from a biblical perspective, encouraging readers to approach disappointment from a biblically realistic perspective that recognizes its reality while seeing it in light of the everlasting hope we have in our Savior.
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- The Reality of Disappointment by Jeremey Pierre
- Failure and Disappointment in Scripture by David Murray
- A Time to Mourn by Joe Holland
- Our Final Hope by Michael A. Rogers
- When Hope Is No More by Burk Parsons
- The Sin That Clings So Closely by Garrett Kell
- Qualified Children’s Sunday School Teachers by Stephen Adams
- The Church’s Response to Natural Disasters by Victor Cruz
- The Simplicity of God by James E. Dolezal
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Here’s a preview of what’s coming up in Tabletalk over the coming months:
The June issue will look at what discipleship entails and at the behavior of Christian disciples that we may grow in faithfulness to our Lord and in making disciples of all nations.
The Eighteenth Century
The July issue will consider the major events and figures of the eighteenth-century church and explore what we should learn from them today.
The August issue will consider Psalm 23 in its original context, helping readers understand each line of this biblical text and directing them in how this psalm applies to thei lives and their walk with God today.
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