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Reasons Why God Prunes Us

According to John 15:1-8, our interpretation of the sanctifying work that God accomplishes in our lives—especially during times of trial—is directly related to our understanding of pruning. This, in turn, affects our response to personal suffering and to others in their time of trial. If we view pruning as punitive,...

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Biblical Sorrow Without Sinful Complaining

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Biblical+Sorrow+Without+Sinful+Complaining.mp3[/embed]   Sometimes as biblical counselors we don't clearly enough understand the distinction between biblical sorrow and sinful complaining, and I think because of that we end up hurting people more than helping people. I do believe there is a biblical distinction. As biblical counselors, we recognize that this world we live...

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Comfort for the Afflicted: God’s People and the Coronavirus

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/2020.03.22_DennyBurk_2Corinthians1_1-7.mp3[/embed]   Many of you have been experiencing fear and dread at the possibility of contracting COVID-19, of being hospitalized, perhaps even of dying. Some of you are fearful about elderly family members or other loved ones with compromised immune systems. But even if you aren’t afraid of the coronavirus for health reasons,...

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In Every Season Give Thanks

If you are like me you have been fighting a battle lately. The fight that I am having is to not become absorbed with talk about the Coronavirus. There is seemingly endless information out there with seemingly endless interpretations and opinions. How do I know what is true? How can...

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