Suffering

The Road to Jerusalem: Pt. 1 (Mark 10:32-34)

32 Then they began going up on the road to Jerusalem, and Jesus was leading them. And they began to be amazed, but those who were following began to fear. So taking the twelve again He began to say to them the things that were about to happen to Him: 33 “Pay attention! We are …

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The Sin-Bearing Sufferer (Psalm 38)

In Psalm 38, David feels the overwhelming burden of his sin and the corresponding displeasure of YHWH. He feels as if he is a cursed sin-bearer. Awareness of your sin and God’s hatred of it The psalmist is quite aware of two things: the evil of his own sin, and God’s great displeasure of it. …

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The Power of God through Woman’s Childbearing

This past week my wife Floriana gave birth to our eighth child, Sophia Nyumbola Natline Brindle. Witnessing my wife give birth to our children allows me to behold the glorious power of God in a woman’s labor. In light of how excruciatingly painful it is to push out a7 pound human through a small opening, …

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The Transfiguration: A Preview of Christ’s Resurrection-Glory (Mark 9:9-10)

  During Jesus’ earthly ministry His disciples struggled to comprehend who He was as the Messiah – the One anointed by God to bring about His kingdom of salvation. Jesus continuously emphasized that before the Messiah would enter into His estate of glory and exaltation He must first suffer and die—then be raised from the …

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