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Playing in tune

Pastor Inge Whittemore

East Nelson UMC

9024 18 Mile Road

Cedar Springs MI. 49319

Psalm 100 (NIV): 1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

One of the interesting things about going to an orchestra concert is that the musical instruments can’t automatically play well together. They need to be tuned first. To do so, the first chair oboe player stands up and sounds out an “A” note pitched to 440 MHz  and all of the instrumentalists hear it and tune to that note. 

At first when the orchestra is tuning it sounds really sour. It’s chaos and cacophony and then, as they get closer and closer together the noise becomes coherent. Then the conductor comes out, raps his stand with the baton, raises his hand, all the musicians come to attention and with a downbeat they are off playing in beautiful, exquisite harmony. The chaos is gone and the musical flows. 

The job of the church has always been for people to hear and tune to the same note, which is the message of Jesus Christ. We each need to tune our hearts. We don’t actually play the exact same notes, because we are all different, but what happens is we make beautiful harmony together for the Lord. We are all different but the orchestral arrangement of all of us makes beautiful music for God. Being tuned to Jesus makes it happen!

One of my favorite hymns is a beautiful piece of music composed for God. “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” was written in 1757 by Robert Robinson, who was only 22 when he wrote it.

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace

Streams of mercy, never ceasing

Call for songs of loudest praise.

Indeed it is our joy to praise God, even in the face of any storm that may blow into our lives. I love that the Psalmist showed us just how to do it and why! Even our shouts of praise are music to God’s ears.

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Pastor Kevin Reed

Grace Evangelical Free Church

4714 13 Mile Rd, Rockford

As I think about writing this article, multiple thoughts are going through my mind. I want to make sure I write about something interesting, something captivating, something that will spur people on towards a closer, more intimate walk following Jesus. I have to make sure I word it just right so that it catches people’s attention, and I need to thoughtfully think through every word so as to not intentionally offend or put a stumbling block in anyone’s path. I want it to be encouraging and uplifting while at the same time challenging and convicting. It was in this moment that these words came to mind.

 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” ~ Jesus (John 15:1-8).

These are the words of Jesus, encouraging and uplifting.

If we abide in Him we will bear much fruit and God will work in our life to produce more fruit. 

As we abide in Him our prayers will be answered.

The fruit that we bear will result in our lives bringing much glory to God, and be a testimony to a watching world of our following Jesus.  

These are the words of Jesus, challenging and convicting.

Branches that don’t bear fruit (imposter branches) are cut off and good for nothing.

We can’t bear fruit apart from Jesus. Abiding in Him is the source of fruit in our lives.

Apart from him, we can do nothing. (Let that sink in…nothing.)

I will close with a few more words from Jesus: “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear” (Mark 4:9).

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Faith comes from what is heard (Rm 10: 17)

Father Lam T. Le, Pastor

St. John Paul II Parish

3110 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs

October 11, 1992 was an important day in the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II, in his apostolic constitution The Deposit of Faith, promulgated the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He chose the publication date to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. He envisioned the Catechism as a sure and authentic reference text for teaching Catholic doctrine and particularly for helping in faith formation of the local communities.

In order to further appreciate this effort, one must note the term catechism. It comes from the Greek word that means “to echo.” Before the invention of the printing press in 1450, learning was mainly an oral experience. Information would be recited, and the listener would be instructed to “echo” it, or repeat it, until it was learned. Ancient Jewish teachers taught the Scriptures asking the learner to repeat verses until they were memorized. The invention of the printing press made it possible to adapt the echoing method into fixed print. It is especially evident in the influential catechisms of St. Peter Canisius (1521-1597) and St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), and now in the1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church.

St. Paul helps us to understand this method in his letter to the Romans. 

“But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach?And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written,‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring [the] good news!’ But not everyone has heeded the good news; for Isaiah says, ‘Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?’ Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ” (Rom 10:14-17).

In a very secular world today, let us pray that the preachers echo God’s word with faith. May all people open their hearts to the words of “eternal life” and thus become catechists themselves by echoing the faith in Christ with love and devotion to all.  

May our lives echo words of St. Paul, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20). Amen.

(Father Lam also is the Pastor of Mary Queen of Apostles Parish, 1 West Maple St, Sand Lake, Michigan 49343 phone: 616 636 5671)

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A Blessing called… Feedback

Rev. Bobby Gray

Solid Rock Worship Center 

11862 Shaner Ave NE, Cedar Springs

Don’t you just hate it when the church audio system starts to whine with feedback? Me too. Feedback is always unpleasant to hear. When you are getting feedback, the good news, however, is that feedback simply means that something isn’t calibrated right, not that the entire system is useless. Feedback is a helpful tool that alerts us that we need to optimize ourselves, our environment, or both.

Ken Blanchard, author of the One Minute Manager and many leadership development programs once said, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”

For those of you who aspire to work for God, consider this.

During the creation process, God himself paused to review his performance and give himself feedback. In Genesis 1, the phrase, “And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it” (Amplified Bible AMP), is found a total of six times—one for each day of work.

The Point? God would go six days without rest, but wouldn’t go even one day without feedback.

Whenever God is working within to create new something inside us, we should expect performance reviews (feedback) along every step of the way. If He would stop to give himself feedback, you and I must expect it from him also!

Strong disciples enjoy these excellent benefits of giving and receiving feedback:

It resolves lingering or underlying issues within the body. Sharing your true thoughts releases tension and creates an environment for true unity to occur.

It boosts your confidence. Receiving good feedback empowers you to make informed decisions.

It realigns your trajectory. If you handle feedback humbly and prayerfully, it will help you stay on track, or get you back on track.

It brings clarity to your purpose. Feedback can help affirm your suspicions regarding your role(s) in the body of Christ.

It elevates your performance. Real-time feedback on our ministry and discipleship efforts trains us to be conscious of mediocrity.

It hastens “next level” discipleship. Over time, consistent godly feedback helps us reach levels of spiritual aptitude that we never could attain without it.

Feedback should not be a one time or some time event—it must become a lifestyle. We must solicit feedback often and earnestly.

Improper sources of feedback include:

Social Media

Cultural trends


Inconsistent church members

Those that have something to gain from bending you one way or another.

Those that have little no commitment to you or knowledge of you.

Proper sources of feedback:

Your Pastor. (Both a surgeon and a mugger may use a knife, but skill and compassion are what makes the difference.)

A praying spouse. She will tell you, trust me…He may tell you, if you ask.

Godly family members or friends. Don’t take their feedback as an attack, but listen thoughtfully.

The Word & Spirit of God.

God help us to calibrate our souls, that we may give our utmost for His highest!

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I want a “Home on the range”

Pastor Lee Zabrocki

Resurrection Lutheran Church

180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake

My second grade teacher taught our class the song “Home on the Range.” You probably recall the familiar words: Oh give me a home, Where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play; Where seldom is heard, A discouraging word, And the skies are not cloudy all day.

I’ve decided that’s the place where I want to live! As soon as I find the place, I am going to move to the “Home on the Range” where seldom is heard a discouraging word. I will watch the buffalo, deer and antelope play. Imagine living in an atmosphere that has eliminated discouraging words.  

Some time ago I flew out West to California, but I’m sure that’s not the place. Can you help me? Do you know the place the song was written about?  Allow me to share with you what discouraging words, attitudes or actions do to people.


• smothers our ambitions,

• keeps us from becoming what God 

intends for us,

• shoves us into the crowd of losers,

• identifies us with failure,

• causes doubts to control our actions, 

• magnifies our problems, 

• clouds our vision, 

• hides the beauties of life from our lives, 

• dashes our dreams,

• flickers our light shining for Jesus, and

• paralyzes our faith!

Discouragement is a terrible hindrance to effective living. It is Satan’s most effective tool, for it causes people to throw up their hands and quit. Although it is impossible to live in an atmosphere totally separated from discouragement, there are a few positive steps which can be taken to be victorious. The following is a formula for dealing with discouragement.

1. ADD up all the successes of the past.  We forget our past victories. Discouragement has a tendency to make us wallow in the muck of negative thinking.  We say to ourselves, “I’m no good” or “I am always making mistakes” or “Why can’t I ever do anything right?“ Stop dwelling in the night of negativism. Allow the light of victory to shine into your dungeon of discouragement. Focus on your successes and positive qualities.

2. SUBTRACT all of your discouraging influences. Perhaps you have friends like Job in the Bible who hinder you instead of help. Are your friends negative or positive?  Do they lift you up or let you down? Do they possess attitudes of envy, jealousy, anger and bitterness? What do they like to talk about? If your friends are tearing you down, it is better to find a few new ones, or walk alone with God. Begin reading good literature that will build your faith. Eliminate anything from your life that has a tendency to keep you discouraged.  

3. MULTIPLY all of God’s promises to you. Allow me to share just one of God’s many promises. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29 

4.  DIVIDE up all of God’s blessings to you and give them out to others. There is no better way of overcoming discouragement than by sharing something good with someone else. One of the major causes of discouragement is self-pity. When we begin to forget ourselves and reach out to others, a spirit of usefulness and encouragement fills our lives.

Let’s not put our house up for sale and go looking for a “Home on the Range.” The grass isn’t greener on the other side. Decide now, right where you live, that you are going to be an encourager, an uplifter, and a helper. Soon people will be saying they want to live near you, become acquainted with you, and be your friend. Why?   Because when they are around you “seldom is heard a discouraging word!”

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Pastor Richard Nichols

Cedar Creek Community Church

2969 14 Mile Road, Sparta

Some things never change: tragedies happen. Luke’s gospel records that during Jesus’ time on this earth, tragedies happened.  We read: “There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:1-3 King James Version).

We have no other gospel account to refer to, so to take what we have, “Jesus answering,” would indicate that there was some question of “why, Jesus?” Similarly, even today, we try to make sense out of tragedy. For example, the September 19, 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City left 168 dead with hundreds more injured; also, the tragedy of 9/11, along with numerous mass shootings, which appear senseless. 

However, people still rise up to accusingly ask: “Where was God?” There are three truths we should begin with: 1) God is sovereign; 2) God is good, and 3) evil is present in the world. Basically, our thoughts (translate opinions) is that if God is good, such things wouldn’t happen.  

Human nature is quick to form an opinion, which can be one of the most dangerous things in life, unless it is formed by the word of God. We want to believe that old adage: “What goes around, comes around,” which is what appears to be the prevailing opinion in Luke’s writing.  It was a common belief at that time that good people have good things happening in their life, while these Galileans, were obviously sinful and this was God’s judgment on them. 

In an unexpected way, Jesus mentioned the Tower of Siloam that fell, killing 18 people, and questioning “… think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?” (Luke 13:4b KJV). In other words, do you think these also got what they deserved?

There is no simple explanation for why good and bad things happen to all people; the faulty part of our formed opinions is that we presume to judge God’s goodness. It’s easy to form an opinion or take a position that sin and sinners can be judged on a scale of one to ten; to draw a line to connect catastrophe with God’s judgment.  

This is essentially to judge God’s judgment, a liberty that we take at our own jeopardy.  Again, there are three truths we should begin with: 1) God is sovereign; 2) God is good, and 3) evil is present in the world. Peter writes, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2nd Peter 3:9 KJV).  

Jesus’ words “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish,” were spoken in love, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him shall not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV). When we repent, we acknowledge we need a Savior, and tragedy can be a motivator to know God’s truth. God sent his Son, and men crucified him because of their sin-formed opinions; yet God still seeks to save the lost today. “Whosoever” is for all of us. 

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Things can become clear

Pastor Dallas Burgeson

The Springs Church

135 N. Grant St, Cedar Springs

You know what’s reallyhard a lot of days? Discernment. What is right and wrong in some of the situations we find ourselves in?

You know why discernment is so hard? There are probably many reasons, but here are just a couple:

First, good luck finding any person who always does right and never does wrong. Check out Romans 3:10 on this. We can’t trust one single person to always do the right thing! Aleksandr Sozhenitsyn, the famous author who endured terrible things in Communist Russia, tells us that “the line between good and evil is never simply between ‘us’ and ‘them.’ The line between good and evil runs through each one of us.”* 

Second, you and I often tend to think we already know what’s right and wrong in mostsituations. Because of this, we don’t generally build any “feedback loops” or “checks and balances” into our lives that would teach us to recognize opportunities to change our minds about any number of things. 

Which brings up the question: Do we really want to know what’s right or wrong? If so, there is hope, but also a challenge. The Bible, which in many ways is the basis of our discernment, is a still pretty large and challenging book to find simple, Google-style “answers” for the kinds of questions with which life seems to regularly confront us. But read it–you’ll get there. Work at it. Ask for help. Few things in life are more worth your time and energy.

But for today, let me offer this: The prophet Micah wrote the bible book that bears his name when things in his world were at least as confusing as ours are. He writes to a group of people who had a background of seeing God do some amazing things for them. Because there was this history, God used Micah to create a feedback loop for these people—a way that He could give them clarity in their fog.

Here’s the catch, though. God has some things to say in Micah chapter 6 that they’re not going to want to hear. It starts with reminding them of all the ways that He had looked out for them in their history. They would’ve recognized these old stories immediately, and would’ve then realized that they had forgotten God. Then, Micah asks a very important question: 

“What can we bring to the Lord [because of all this]? …the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” 

Reading Micah’s seven chapters will begin to show you what God calls right, merciful, and humble. The 10 Commandments in Exodus 20 and the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 will, too. 

Things can become clear. Just don’t forget Him.

*See p. 38 of N.T. Wright’s Evil And The Justice Of God, IVP, 2006.

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True freedom

Pastor Darryl Miller

Sand Lake/South Ensley United Methodist Churches


As we approach another July Fourth celebration, I look around and see many troubles. I see people who just a few years ago stood side-by-side celebrating our nation with tears and smiles, and who now barely take time to acknowledge each other. 

I am from a family with some military service history. I have always held those who have served in high esteem, and the results of their sacrifice as well. We are a nation unlike any other. I am one of “those” who get annoyed when a man doesn’t remove his hat while the National Anthem plays. Some of you have met me! 

After 9-11, the nation changed for a time. People stood in silence while our song played. There was respect for all those who sacrificed themselves and their safety for others. However, as memories fade so does the renewed passion. 

Unfortunately, the same thing can happen when we discover another kind of freedom—the freedom from our sins. When we first meet our Savior, we are on fire and ready to take on the world in His name. As time goes by and the memory of that wonderful feeling falls by the wayside, our enthusiasm can fade too. Sometimes I think that this is because we do not really understand what true freedom is. It really doesn’t mean that we can do anything that we want anytime we want. It is much deeper than that. It means that when we fall away from God into sin, we can return to Him with repentance and He will take us back into His fold. It means that if we rebel, fall away, or simply forget that we belong to Him, He never forgets that we are His. It means that we can live lives of hope and grace, and that we can live without the worry of sin hanging over us.  Best of all it means that we can be God’s people doing God’s work with His constant presence. 

If your enthusiasm seems to be fading, renew it by remembering. Remember how blessed we are to live in a nation where we can celebrate together. Remember those who made it possible for us to be here. Moreover, remember the God who loves us and saves us from ourselves. 

Visit a local church this Sunday and see if the fire doesn’t reignite!

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Rest for your soul

Rev. David Vander Meer

Rockford Springs Community Church

5815 Fourteen Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341

In the Book of Matthew, in the 11th chapter, the account is given of Jesus calling out: 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 

We might think today that this could be some kind of a political promise given by someone who wants to be elected to office. “Vote for me and you won’t have to work anymore!” Wouldn’t that be great? Yet we know it to be untrue. 

Or maybe some slick salesman who promises us that if we buy their product our lives would be stress free. “Yes sir, just step right up and for a few dollars a month you will never have any more problems!” 

But, of course, that is not the case with the call of Jesus. He is not running for political office or trying to sell us something worthless. He is calling us to end our struggle to try and please a Holy God from our impure hearts. He is showing us the only way to be forgiven and found righteous. He is declaring hope when apart from Him there is no hope to be right with the creator and judge of the world. We try, but miserably fail to live up to His holiness and purity. This is true of us all, Jew or Gentile, woman or man, young or old. 

So Jesus calls us to himself. He is our only hope for peace with God. He is the only source of rest when before us is an unsettled state of affairs with God. 

Two things Jesus did that we need from Him to find rest with God. First, Jesus lived a perfect life. While he was tempted with every sin that we face, he never sinned. Adam and Eve, and every human since has sinned. When Adam failed it affected every human since. And so, like Adam who brought us sin, Jesus now brings righteousness to all that trust in Him. Second, Jesus died for us to be forgiven. He took our place in the courtroom of God and paid our penalty. 

Because of all this, we stand in peace and rest before God when we obey the call of Jesus to come and accept these gifts of grace… righteousness and forgiveness. 

Come to Jesus and find rest for your soul. Rest is a wonderful gift from God. Be forgiven. Be righteous in Jesus. Be acceptable to God. And be at complete rest. 

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The Trials of Life

Pastor Bill Dixon 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church 

15671 Algoma Ave, NE, Cedar Springs 

Out of all the things that was recorded that Jesus said, He never once said that life would be easy. He never said that following Him would be easy. He never said that life would be pain free. 

The truth is, there are going to be times, in this life, when we will face hard times or as James, the brother of Jesus said, “trials of many kinds.” The question is how do we face the trials of life that come our way?  

James gives us a clue. Check out what he says. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” (James 1:1-8, NIV). 

In this passage, James gives us a few tips on how to handle hard times—the trials of life that come our way. But before I share those with you, let me first explain a few things. 

1: James makes it clear that we are going to experience hard times (trials) in this life. He said “whenever” not “if.” 

2: The “trials” that James is talking about here refers to those unanticipated, unexpected, or unforeseen difficulties that come our way. Here is another definition: the trials that James is talking about refers to “ANY difficulty (circumstance) we encounter that is unexpected and, at least initially, unwelcomed.” (NIV Life Application Commentary) 

3: When James said to “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,” he is not saying that we have to pretend to be happy, to jump up and down and shout for joy whenever trials come our way. He is not saying that we should throw a party every time we encounter a trial. James is instructing us to have a positive outlook despite the trials that come our way. He is saying we should have a genuine, overflowing sense of joy (calmness) whenever we face the trials of life. Why? Because we know that God is there right by our side and because we know that He is at work in our lives. 

3: God allows not causes trials to come our way. This is important to remember. 

Here is the first tip that James gives us on how to handle the trials of life. 

Tip 1: Look at them as opportunities. (vs. 1-4)

Opportunity for our faith to be tested. An Article from the Billy Graham Association said these profound words, “If our faith is weak, it may not be obvious when life is going smoothly and we aren’t challenged in any way. But when hard times come, a weak faith will be revealed for what it really is: shallow and unable to help us through life’s difficulties. It may be anything: an unexpected illness, the death of a loved one, the loss of our job, or even a friend who turns against us. But when hard times happen, the true nature of our faith will be revealed.” The testing of our faith can also reveal how strong our faith is. 

Opportunity to develop godly character traits. For instance, perseverance, which means to be able to faithfully endure, to keep going, to not give up, to remain unmovable in our faith/commitment to God even when things get tough. Patricia David, in her study, “Through the Bible: A comprehensive, sequential Bible survey study and reference resource,” wisely noted that, “Growth rarely occurs on the mountain top, but always occurs in the valleys.” 

Opportunity for our faith to be refined and strengthened. (1 Peter 1:3-9)

Opportunity for us to grow closer to God

Opportunity for us to show others what it truly means to live by faith – to trust in the Lord despite what we are facing. 

Opportunity for God to help us to become more like Jesus by helping us to learn how to trust and rely on Him alone. 

Tip 2: Ask God for wisdom. (vs. 5-8) 

The NIV Life Application Bible Commentary said the wisdom that James talks about is “not only about knowledge, but about the ability to make wise decisions in difficult circumstances. Whenever we need wisdom, we can pray to God, and he will generously supply what we need. Christians do not have to grope around in the dark, hoping to stumble upon answers. We can ask for God’s wisdom to guide our choices.”

Instead of winning, complaining, getting upset, throwing a tantrum, taking our frustrations out on others, or even getting mad at God whenever trials come our way, I believe that when we start to see the “trials” of life as opportunities, and when we begin to ask God for wisdom, we are going to begin to see amazing things happen in and through us. 

Are you facing a trial right now? If so, how is your attitude? Whether you are facing a trial right now or not, remember that trials will come. And when they do, I want to encourage you to not give up. I want to remind you that God is there and that He is at work in your life. I want you to remember to begin to see the trials of life as opportunities and to cry out to God as often as you need for wisdom.

1 https://billygraham.org/answer/does-god-sometimes-test-our-faith-by-letting-hard-times-happen-to-us-if-so-why-does-he-do-it-doesnt-he-already-know-whether-or-not-our-faith-is-genuine/

2 Through the Bible: A comprehensive, Sequential Bible Survey and Reference Resource, (2008: Wesleyan Publishing House), pg. 333.

3 (NIV Life Application Bible Commentary, pg.2086

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