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“The Providence of God” (Genesis 37-50 sermon)

Christians have a different outlook than other people have. We believe in an unseen, almighty, all-wise God. So because of that, not only is our outlook different, but our vocabulary is different as well. Many people speak of “karma” or … Continue reading

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No Such Thing As Luck

“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:33) This is a very striking verse, and its truth should sink deeply into our hearts, permeate our outlook, and change our vocabulary.  It … Continue reading

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Not A Coincidence

In II Kings 8:1-6 we find the story of how the Shunnamite woman, whose son Elisha had raised from from the dead, had been gone from the land of Israel for 7 years during a famine, but was returning to … Continue reading

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Coincidence or Providence?

I Samuel 9 describes the circumstances by which God brought Saul to the attention of the prophet Samuel that he might be anointed king. Saul’s father’s donkeys were lost, and Saul and his servant went to find them — which … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Roll “Snake Eyes”!

Proverbs 16:33 concludes: “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” This Proverb isn’t just about “dice”.  It is really about two very different, very competing world views: do things in our world happen … Continue reading

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