Experience Bonus Content – Navigating the Divine Disappointments

This week in our series, Things Jesus Never Said, we explore what it means to know that God is good, yet not understand why he doesn’t do what we ask. “If you would only…” is our plea to God, trying…

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This week in our series, Things Jesus Never Said, we explore what it means to know that God is good, yet not understand why he doesn’t do what we ask. “If you would only…” is our plea to God, trying to understand his lack of delivery. Tune in as we dive into this difficult, but real-life, topic of God’s goodness in the face of ‘divine disappointments.’ Joining us is Jaret Mitchell, Chick-Fil-A owner and ECC Leadership Team member who offers perspective on navigating this in his life as a Christian, a business owner, a father, a husband, and a friend.

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· How to Read John https://tinyurl.com/y4jhyz3x · In the Meantime, A. Stanley https://tinyurl.com/y3x3shek · Before Amen, M. Lucado https://tinyurl.com/4xea4x92

Books: Disappointment with God, P. Yancey https://tinyurl.com/25t5k7fk

This book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if God cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from God after all? Yancey points us beyond life’s disappointments and the cynicism they can breed to a stronger, wiser faith, a confidence in God’s deep love for us, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who God is.

Here and Now, H. Nouwen https://tinyurl.com/2vyjc9yk

Not a faint memory, but happening right here and now, spiritual living takes place in the present; the Spirit meets us in the ordinary. These inspirational reflections by Henri Nouwen succeed in convincing us that God’s presence is reliable.

Contact Matt Silver at matt@experiencecc.org Contact Diane Karchner at diane@experiencecc.org

Contributors: Diane Karchner, Jaret Mitchell, Matt Silver

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