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#62 – Air Date 10/15/2017
This Weekend – Dr. Denny Kinlaw is the son of Dennis Kinlaw, the former president of Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. His story of being raised in a Christian home by godly parents, then rejecting that heritage is dramatic. What’s even more dramatic than that is his coming back home spiritually. As a medical doctor doing surgery, Denny had a brush with death. The patient was full of hepatitis. The other surgeon’s hand slipped and cut into his gloved hand. He soon faced a life and death struggle with illness himself. What he also was faced was a confrontation with the Living God! His encounter with the light of Christ will touch you in a powerful way. When Jesus claimed to be the light of the world, He meant that all light emanates ultimately from Him! Perhaps you need to come to the light of Christ in your journey. Life will never be the same once you do
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THE GOD WITH A PLAN
#7 – Air Date Week of 10/16/2017
Life Isn’t Fair!
Jeremiah 12:1-2, Psalm 73:1-28
This Week – If you haven’t asked the question recently, you will! “Why do people who reject the Lord and His word seem to succeed, and have health and wealth?” Your second question is this. “Why do the people who try to follow the Lord and His word seem to face illness, struggle, and defeat?” That’s one of the oldest questions in the Bible, including the 7th message in our series from Jeremiah. This message will deal with this issue in your life and mine.
Monday (10/16) – We begin by referring to the oldest book in the Bible, in terms of when it was written, where Job talks about questioning why people who ignore the Lord seem to succeed. He even notes that their children are “dancing in the streets with tambourines.” We all wonder why life doesn’t seem fair. You may have wondered that recently. We then read from the text in Jeremiah where the prophet says he has an issue he needs to discuss with the Lord. It’s about life’s fairness or lack thereof!
Tuesday (10/17) – We reflect on the most famous passage of all in the Bible about life’s seeming unfairness: Psalm 73. The author is a man named Asaph who says he envied the wicked. We then share the most important sentence of the message. Don’t base your opinion of God solely on the distribution of heath and wealth. Base it on the cross!
Wednesday (10/18) – Have you ever had the wrong perception of a person? We all have and do. We tell the story of a corporate psychologist who shares about being with a group of multi-millionaires and billionaires who would be perceived as living charmed lives. And yet many of them struggled with addictions, depression, and conflict. I close with a story of a friend of mine who was murdered in Chicago years ago. To my knowledge, his murderers were never caught. Life isn’t fair, is it?
Thursday (10/19) – Life isn’t fair in many ways in most people’s lives. We share a story told by Dr. Leroy Lawson of Mesa, Arizona. It hopefully will speak to your life about unfairness and God’s power no matter what happens. We quote an observation of Dr. Henry Blackaby about God working through you to minister to people. God will use you if you are available to Him! He really will, even in a life that isn’t fair!
Friday (10/20) – You may have resentment toward people, toward a company, a school, a college. You may feel that you have been cheated or deprived in some way. And maybe you have! Again, don’t base your opinion of the Lord on the distribution of health and wealth. Base it upon what happened on the cross of Christ. That will change how you look upon a life that is fair or unfair!