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Faith and Family

My grandmother was passionate about her faith. She loved God and what he had done for her through Jesus Christ. But she could also be a very stern woman. Her piety led her to a strict obedience to the Word of God. When my father would skip church or cut out on Sunday afternoons to

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Opposition from Within

The Church faces opposition. It is natural for us to focus our attention on outside forces aligned against the Church. For example, Christians experience opposition from human authorities, from their own families, and from death. But there is also another source of opposition. The story of the rich young ruler exposes the opposition we all

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Why Suffer?

Life can be difficult, and it often is. Some of the stories inside this Faith & Fellowship present real-life trials that some of God’s people have experienced. Reading about them, we cannot help but wrestle with the question: What is the point of suffering? There’s no 400-word answer to that. In fact, no complete answer

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A Place of Prayer

Jesus had a place of prayer in Gethsemane. He had often sought rest there in communion with his heavenly Father, and often he had wrestled there in prayer. Jesus had also taken his disciples along to this place of prayer. Deep words of life had been spoken there. There too, he had taught them the

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Light in the Shadow of Death

History is full of stories about men and women who have put their lives on the line for a great cause. It is widely accepted that President Lincoln anticipated his role during the Civil War would lead to his death, and yet he plodded forward believing that freedom for all was a cause worth dying

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