John 11:17-37 Is death just part of “the circle of life” (as the Lion King assures us)? Is it “nothing at all, [just] slipping away into the next room” (as one popular funeral poem puts it)? How are we to think about death? And especially, how are we to find comfort and hope when we experience the deaths of those close to us?
John 11:1-16 Pain and death confront us with the question of how a good God can allow so much suffering. This is a question we need to consider so that we can put the anchors in place before the storm hits.
Genesis 2:18-24; Romans 1:13-2:1
Obadiah 17-21 Karl Marx argued that if you tell people there’s an after-life, then they’ll never be motivated to improve this life. The reality however is quite different. As CS Lewis put it: “if you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.” What hope there is for the future, and how can this hope transform us?