Today's Word for Pastors...
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Today's Preaching Insight...
Wanted: A Passionate People For God
Mk 3:1-6 is the fifth of five stories which Mark strings together in Mk 2:1-3:6. Each story demonstrates Jesus' authority over the Law and Jewish tradition. The religious leaders steadily increase their resistance and hardness of heart towards Jesus. In the first story they grumble because Jesus heals the paralytic and forgives his sins. But in the last story where Jesus heals the man with the shrivelled hand we see that they are not interested in a dialogue with Jesus rather they want to trap Him in order to silence Him and to discredit His ministry. When this fails they resort to their final solution, they plot Jesus' death. They have moved from grumbling to murder. The human heart is exposed.
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If God, Why Evil? A New Way to Think About the Question
One of the most common questions pastors face from inquirers: If God is good and all-powerful, why does evil exist? Christian apologist Norman Geisler takes on that question in his new book If God, Why Evil? A New Way to Think About the Question(Bethany House). Geisler surveys the issues involved and offers understandable answers and useful illustrations. Ravi Zacharias calls it "one of the clearest, most penetrating presentations on one of the most difficult problems thinking Christians face."
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