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  • The Providence of God by Derek Thomas

    The entire life of Joseph is summarized in Genesis 50:20: “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” The teenager we met at the beginning of the story is now over a hundred years …Read More

  • A Purpose in the Pain: An Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada by Joni Eareckson Tada

    Tabletalk: For our readers who are unfamiliar with your story, would you share how you became quadriplegic? Joni Eareckson Tada: For years, I was one of those who insisted, “Handicaps happen to other people, not me.” But all that changed …Read More

  • A Refuge for the Weary Soul by Robert Rayburn

    The sufferings of our Lord and Savior were the penalty He bore for our sins. But those same trials and sorrows served another purpose. Living a very difficult life prepared our perfect Savior to be a better help to us …Read More

  • Responding to Persecution by John MacArthur

    The signers of the American Declaration of Independence were just a few generations removed from the first European settlers, many of whom came to the New World to escape religious persecution. A commitment to freedom of religion was therefore woven …Read More

  • Sin, Death, and Grief by Burk Parsons

    My father was a veteran of World War II, the son of a small-town country preacher, school teacher, and sheriff, the son-in-law of the automobile manufacturer Preston Tucker, a fellow college graduate of Sam Walton, the leader of one of …Read More

  • The Soft Prosperity Gospel by Erik Raymond

    What do you think of when you read the words prosperity gospel? Odds are that your stomach turns a bit as you think about the preachers on television who speak to very large crowds and appeal to even more people …Read More

  • Suffering and the Glory of God by R.C. Sproul

    I once visited with a woman who was dying from uterine cancer. She was greatly distressed, but not only from her physical ailment. She explained to me that she had had an abortion when she was a young woman, and …Read More

  • Suffering Financially before the World by David Briones

    Financial suffering is a reality in the lives of many Christians today. Many of us are familiar with the vulnerable moments of financial crisis. Will I be able to get a job this month? Will I have enough money to …Read More

  • Superficial Joy vs. True Joy by Joe Holland

    Banking is boring. Or, at least, that is what most people think—that is, unless you’re the son of a banker, which I am. You see, every once in a while, my dad would bring me to work with him and …Read More

  • Ten Years Later by R.C. Sproul

    A full decade has passed since America suffered the tragedy of 9/11. Ten years ago, I repeatedly heard the question raised: “Where was God in all of this? Where was God on 9/11 when the planes crashed into the twin …Read More

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