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March 20, 2018 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Your labor is not in vain

Today’s post is a favorite story of mine, taken out of Jim Cymbala’s Fresh Power. Cymbala is the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church, and has written many inspiring books about the power of God to transform lives. This story is a testimony to the verse listed above, and is especially encouraging for all who give their life in service of the gospel. Back in 1921, a missionary couple named David and Svea Flood went with their two year-old son from Sweden to the heart of Africa ...Keep Reading

Tags: Suffering, hope

March 18, 2014 by Jim Quigley 0 comments

Guest blogger: Jim Quigley

I have really appreciated the sermon series on suffering and hearing all the testimonies in regards to how my brothers and sisters in Christ are undergoing, enduring, or have persevered through sufferings and trials. It has served as a glorious reminder that God can allow our suffering to happen and then use it to conform us more into the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ. This series has also showed that God can use our suffering in order to comfort and encourage others who are also undergoing trials and tribulations. It paints a beautiful image of how the Church is to be united as one body, working together to serve and help one another in our times of need....Keep Reading

Posted in: Death Tags: Death, hope

May 28, 2013 by Eric Stillman 1 comments

Hope and the death of a child

Kneeling beside the lifeless body of a 4 month-old boy in a hospital room last Friday morning, praying through tears alongside a heartbroken mother and father, I was overwhelmed by two realities. The first was how desperately I wished that God in His mercy would breathe His breath of life back into Henry, snatch Him back from the grave and bring glory to Himself. The second was just how utterly hopeless this situation would be if Jesus had not conquered death. In that place of inexpressible sorrow, I found myself clinging to the risen Jesus like a rope that could pull me and Henry‘s parents, Michael & Sarah, out of the chasm that threatened to swallow us up. How do you recover from the loss of a child so young and so innocent? Apart from the hope that is found in Jesus, I have no idea....Keep Reading

Posted in: Death Tags: hope, Death of a child

April 9, 2013 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Don't give up

‘œElijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day's journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. ‘˜Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.‘™ Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep.‘ (1 Kings 19:3-5)...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: Discipleship, Faith, hope