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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Smacked With Your Back Pack - #5613
Now, what is going to attract people to your Jesus? Your hope it says. They're going to want to ask about your hope! They'll be curious about what makes you such a positive person, a joyful person. But they're not going to see hope if you keep hitting them with the negative stuff you're carrying. Maybe you're carrying a backpack full of stress and pressure and you're stressing out everybody; you're dumping your stress on them!

1 Peter: A Life-Changing Encounter with God's Word
1 Peter - We all face trials of various kinds. Peter's advice to first-century Christians can help us, too. Encourage them to face their sufferings with Christlike character.

How can a good God allow evil and suffering? - Faith Facts
Actually, Christianity is the only religion or worldview that has an answer to evil and suffering. Eastern religions ignore evil; Darwinism and Communism rely on it; and Islam has a superficial view of it. Only Christianity provides an answer. Read more....

Suffering and the Hope of Healing (part 2)
Article reflecting on suffering and hope, through the perspective or Lazarus. Jesus own resurrection surpassed Lazarus' temporary resurrection to give us all hope through suffering and loss in this life and the one to come.

Suffering and the Hope of Healing (part 1)
Article on suffering and hope. Drawing from Jesus encounter with Peter's mother-in-law, in Mark 1, we see how Jesus came as the ultimate conquerer over suffering and death.

Turning Evil into Song (mp3)
A talk by Dale Fincher on Luke 18:31-19:10. Addressing evil, suffering, difficulties in our lives. Using Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, Dale draws the listening into hope on how Jesus transforms evil into song.

Bible Concordance :: Sin
Perversion of God's good creation, breaking God's law. Sin causes a broken relationship with God. Sin is not a part of our original human nature. God created the first people with the ability to choose whether or not to trust and obey God.

Bible Concordance :: Satan
Means "adversary." Satan is the enemy of God. He wants to destroy everything God has created. He is also called "the devil" (James 4:7), "the evil one" (1 John 5:18-19), "the prince of this world" (John 14:30) and "the god of this age" (2 Corinthians 4:4). Satan brought evil into the world.

Bible Concordance :: Evil
Anything that does not conform to God's character, sin (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7; 2 Peter 3:11; 2 Peter 3:13).

Aside from the violence in this film, there are many frightening scenes, and the overall tone is harsh and foreboding. This is not a happy movie; the defiant protagonist, Lyra, is on a dangerous quest that involves lying, risking life, fighting, killing, and death.