• The Soldiers Mock Jesus

    Mark 15:16–20

    As we will see, the greatest suffering Christ endured was not the physical and emotional pain heaped on Him by other men; rather, the most intense pain Jesus experienced was the pain of God’s wrath as He hung on the ...Read More

  • Solomon Exalted

    1 Chronicles 29:10–30

    It is easy for our prayers to become long lists of requests for things we need or want. While it is appropriate to bring such requests before the Lord when they are not sinful, we should also be focusing on ...Read More

  • Sovereign and Faithful

    Esther 6:14–8:17

    When we look back over our lives, we often find that the Lord was conspicuously present during those times when we thought He was absent. During the times when we suffer from doubts about God’s love for us, we should ...Read More

  • The Sovereign Glory of God

    Psalm 8

    Because God is glorious, He is sovereign over all things. Because God is sovereign over all things, He is glorious. We cannot separate these attributes of His character, and one of the reasons that we emphasize the complete sovereignty of ...Read More

  • Sovereign over Our Steps

    Proverbs 16:9

    Human freedom and divine sovereignty exist in a complex, mysterious relationship. Though God ordains all of our choices—even choices that end up being thwarted because they do not match the results that He has ordained—we can never blame Him for ...Read More

  • Sovereign over Satan

    John 14:29–31

    Satan has a measure of influence over this sinful world. He has this influence only by God’s permission, for authority in this world is not rightfully his. He did not possess it before the fall. Knowing that God is sovereign ...Read More

  • Sovereign Separation

    Philemon 15-16

    Slowness to identify God’s design is important when we deal with tragedies. Too often we unhelpfully “identify” a specific lesson that the Lord is teaching to hurting people. Generally speaking, we know all things happen to help us learn to ...Read More

  • Surprised by Suffering

    Genesis 50:15–21

    At the outset of our look at suffering, we must realize that Scripture does not give us all the reasons for our pain in this life. In fact, we may never understand why we suffer the way we do on ...Read More

  • Take Me Back to Canaan

    Genesis 50

    Though Joseph did not know how God would bring His people back to Canaan, he did have a lifetime of experience to testify that the Lord is always utterly faithful to His promises, even when it seems He is taking ...Read More

  • The Temple’s Location Identified

    1 Chronicles 21:7–22:1

    It is comforting to know that God’s people can rely on His mercy. David trusted in God’s mercy, and the site for the temple was identified. However, while the Lord is merciful, He will discipline His children, as we see ...Read More

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