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How can your suffering be comforting to others?

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Suffering usually doesn’t feel very beneficial – to us or to those around us. It often like a painful hindrance and of very little value to anyone.   But your suffering can actually be helpful to others.   The Apostle Paul teaches us that if you suffer and are comforted by God, you are especially […]

Does suffering make you long for heaven?

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Often we struggle with why God would allow us to suffer. If God is all powerful and all good, surely there would be no suffering, particularly for his children. Thus if we suffer, either God is not all powerful, or not all good. He can’t be both.   But if there is a ‘good’ reason […]

Does suffering drive you to pray?

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Does suffering drive you to pray? When we experience pain and suffering, many turn away from God. But the Christian should do the  opposite when in trouble: he should cling closer to God than ever before.   One of the ways that this increased intimacy with God is displayed is by the Christian becoming more […]

Is God’s holiness your chief joy?

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When you suffer, do you look to God as your source of joy.   It is so easy for you to find joy in the things of this world and use those for your encouragement during times of suffering.   But God’s holiness, his moral perfection in particular, should be your chief joy.   The […]

Jesus came into the world to call sinners to repentance

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Christmas is a time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. But why did the Son of God become a human and live on this earth? Why is his birth worth celebrating?   Jesus himself tells us that one of the reasons he came into the world was to call sinners to repentance.   […]

Do you despair of life?

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Do you despair of life? In these bulletin articles, we have been going through a list of questions and answers contained in the Westminster Larger Catechism, published in the 17th Century. We have been looking at God’s law as summarised in the ten commandments. We started by examining the first commandment: ‘You shall have no […]

Are you guilty of unbelief?

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Are you guilty of unbelief? In these bulletin articles, we’ve been going through a list of questions and answers contained in the Westminster Larger Catechism, published in the 17th Century. We’ve been looking at God’s law as summarised in the ten commandments. We started by examining the first commandment: ‘You shall have no other gods […]

Have you loved the world more than God?

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Have you loved the world more than God? In these bulletin articles, we’ve been going through a list of questions and answers contained in the Westminster Larger Catechism, published in the 17th Century. We’ve been looking at God’s law as summarised in the ten commandments. We started by examining the first commandment: ‘You shall have […]

Are you guilty of self-love and self-seeking?

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Are you guilty of self-love and self-seeking? In these bulletin articles, we’ve been going through a list of questions and answers contained in the Westminster Larger Catechism, published in the 17th Century. We’ve been looking at God’s law as summarised in the ten commandments. We started by examining the first commandment: ‘You shall have no […]

Have you hated God?

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In these bulletin articles, we’ve been going through a list of questions and answers contained in the Westminster Larger Catechism, published in the 17th Century. We’ve been looking at God’s law as summarised in the ten commandments. We started by examining the first commandment: ‘You shall have no other gods before me’ (Exodus 20:3). We […]