Week 10: Job’s friends

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By Yolandé Korkie Rom 12:15: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]” (Amp) Over the past couple of weeks, we have briefly touched on the mystery of suffering, and the sovereignty of God. Maybe you have not only been the one that suffered but have been a friend…

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Week 6: Our definition of faith

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By Yolandé Korkie Mark 14:36 “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” (NASB) Suffering really gets tough when our prayers are not answered in the way we believed they would be answered. What happens to our faith when this happens?…

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Week 5: The mystery of suffering

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By Yolandé Korkie 1 John 4:10 “In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (NLT) Suffering is often considered a mystery, one which very few of us are capable of plumbing. In the Christian faith it…

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WEEK 9: Simon, bar Yonah [son of Jonah], do you love Me more than these?

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John 21:15: “When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ he said, ‘you know that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my lambs.’” (NIV) From the shore, Christ called to the disciples to throw their net out again. Oh, what a precious,…

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