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Tough Questions
Real Questions...Real Truth

Week 1 - 04/08/18

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT - All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Questions:

Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?  

How do I deal with anger toward God for the pain He allows in my life?

How do you talk about God to someone who suffering or facing disease or special needs?
When something goes bad (like when someone you love dies) why doesn’t God fix that?

Why would God let someone shoot kids in a school?

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Matthew 5:45b NLT
For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.

If you take away the choice to do wrong, you take away the choice to do right.

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Life would not be a challenge if we could sync up our faith with God’s schedule.

Revelation 21:3-4 NLT
3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

Life would not be a challenge if God would mark harvest season on your schedule. 

Matthew 13 - The seed is only as good as the condition of the THE FERTILE SOIL produced a harvest of thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times increase…

The question isn’t whether or not there is going to be a harvest, the question is when will the season of increase come?

Matthew 11:1-3 NIV
After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”

YOU AND I HAVE PERMISSION TO ASK GOD FOR GOOD THINGS, AND QUESTION HIM ON THE BAD THINGS BUT DON’T STOP HAVING FAITH AND PREPARING THE SOIL FOR THE HARVEST. 

Matthew 11:4-6 NIV
4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.

Matthew 11:11 NIV
11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist.

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO WRESTLE WITH DOUBTS WHEN YOU ARE IN THE PRISON OF LIFE'S CIRCUMSTANCES BUT DON’T STOP HAVING FAITH AND PREPARING THE SOIL FOR THE HARVEST. 

WHEN YOU ARE STUCK IN A PRISON REMEMBER:

YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NOT AN INDICATOR OF HOW GOD FEELS ABOUT YOU. THE CROSS IS THE INDICATOR OF HOW GOD FEELS ABOUT YOU. #ToughQuestions #MissionChurch

Psalm 34:18 NLT
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;

WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH TODAY DOES NOT NULLIFY WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN THE PAST, NOR WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES, NOT WHAT GOD WILL DO IN THE FUTURE. #ToughQuestions #MissionChurch

Matthew 11:4 NIV
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Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Remind yourself of God’s faithfulness and power.

WHEN LIFE HIT’S HARD, THE QUESTION ISN’T “WHY ME?”  THE QUESTION IS “WHAT NOW?”

Philippians 1:12-14 NLT
12 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. 13 For everyone here, including the whole palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ. 14 And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message without fear.

DON’T STOP HAVING FAITH AND PREPARING THE SOIL FOR THE HARVEST. 

THE INCREASE IS COMING!

GOD ALWAYS TURNS TODAY’S “BAD” INTO TOMORROW’S “GOOD.”#ToughQuestions #MissionChurch

Romans 8:28 NIV
28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 

WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF GOOD?

WHAT IF THE ULTIMATE DEFINITION OF “GOOD” IS TO BECOME MORE LIKE JESUS?

Romans 8:29 NIV
29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son…

Whatever you’re going through right now is preparing you for the increase. 

God sets up your struggles for a greater purpose. DON’T STOP HAVING FAITH AND PREPARING THE SOIL FOR THE HARVEST. 

THE HARVEST IS COMING! THE MIRACLE IS COMING! THE BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING!

Response:

SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE HURTING AND ANGRY WITH GOD?

TELL GOD HOW YOU FEEL!

Then remember...
OUR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NOT AN INDICATOR OF HOW GOD FEELS ABOUT US.

WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH TODAY DOES NOT NULLIFY WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN THE PAST, NOR WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES

GOD ALWAYS TURNS TODAY’S “BAD” INTO TOMORROW’S ETERNAL “GOOD.”

DON’T STOP HAVING FAITH AND PREPARING THE SOIL FOR THE HARVEST. 

THE HARVEST IS COMING!

It’s all for a greater purpose!

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