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Refiner's Fire

Refiner's Fire

When we look at the injustice of human trafficking, the #MeToo movement, racial prejudice and mass shootings, it feels like our world’s out of control. We wonder where God is. And if He’s seeing what we’re seeing, why isn’t He doing anything about it? Today’s passage looks at God’s plan to bring justice to our world.

Malachi 2:17-3:5 // [outline]

God's Gifts Come in Pairs

God's Gifts Come in Pairs

Trials are an unavoidable part of life. But they’re all the more painful when we don’t see them coming. For God’s people, the Bible describes both salvation and suffering as gifts of a gracious God who loves us. Understanding God’s purpose in trials can give hope and strength in the face of our challenges.

Philippians 1:27-30 // [outline]

Where's God in This?

Where's God in This?

When difficulties hit, it’s easy to blame God and ask why He allowed them. But it’s only as we start asking what His purposes in our suffering might be that we begin to grasp God’s good plan for us.

Philippians 1:12-18 // [outline]

Where's God in the Storm?

Where's God in the Storm?

The storms of life often take us by surprise. We feel abandoned by God and struggle to make sense of what’s happening. This message looks at how God meets us in those storms and can change us through them if we respond to the help that He gives.

John 6:16-21 // [outline]