9 results for tag: suffering


“LOOK LOWER” Grace in Affliction with Weil & Nightbirde – Brad Jersak

How do we experience God in the midst of affliction? Where is the light during the "dark night of the soul?" Where do we stand (or kneel) as we wait for a dawn that seems so slow to come, if it ever will? Those who experience chronic physical, emotional, or spiritual pain know the temptation of despair and may feel like they're drowning in it. When religious rituals, spiritual practices, or affirming deconstruction makes breathing no easier, where do we go? Where is God? "When you can't see him, look lower" (Nightbirde). PINCERS: Simone Weil According to Simone Weil, the French philosopher-mystic, among the greatest of human dilemmas ...

Looking to Jesus – We gaze on the Light when shrouded in Darkness – Greg Albrecht

Greg Albrecht - PTM President Yet again we have been shocked at the perverse darkness of evil evidenced through the tragedies of shootings and terrorism.  Just when we think the valley of the shadow of death could not get any darker it does. We will mourn with those in grief and we dare not stifle their angry cry of lament. Yet again, the Psalmist's cry echoes across the millennia "How long, O Lord!?" Yet again political parties co-opt our grief and loss as a platform to gain supporters for their cause as they point out real or imagined inadequacies of those on the “the other side of the aisle.” Just when we thought politics ...

Is the Cure worse than the Disease?

The author Athanasius Yohan I  (K.P. Yohannan) is the Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church which has 57 dioceses and more than 12,000 congregations throughout the world. More than four decades ago, K.P Yohannan founded GFA World, which has become a significant charity helping those in need across Asia. He has authored more than 250 books, including Revolution in World Missions with more than 4 million copies in print. A few months ago I saw a picture that I can’t get out my head. It was of a little boy, maybe 5 years old, sitting on a sidewalk of a normally busy city utterly grief-stricken hanging onto another little boy, most ...

August 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: Destroyed But Not Defeated– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Grace Is the Real Offense– pg. 7 Blair Baker: Keep Shining – pg. 10 Jonathan Foster: My Soul Is Like a Chiminea – pg. 11 Brad Jersak: With Hope for All, Why Share Our Faith? -pg. 15

He Knows Just How You Feel

While it is physically impossible for a family member or friend to know exactly how we feel as we suffer and endure, we may be assured that Jesus knows JUST how we feel. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR453.mp3

June 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: Tear Down This Wall– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Practicing Matthew 18 without a Bludgeon– pg. 7 Steve Crosby: Script-torturing Matthew 18 – pg. 10 Jeff K. Clarke: The Gospel of Sin Management – pg. 12 Richard Rohr: The Mystery of Suffering – pg. 14 Greg Albrecht: Politically Charged Conversations -pg. 15

The Dark Night of the Soul

In Christ, even during dark and troubling times of suffering, grief and loss, we may find significance and purpose. Join Greg as he discusses what Paul longed for, as he yearned to know the power of Jesus' resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR434.mp3

March 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Following in Jesus' Footsteps – pg. 1 Grace Brings Grace Home – pg. 2 Walking in the Jesus Way – pg. 5 Fences Are for Dogs – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

God’s Grace and Our Pain – Pt 1

In this first of a two-part series on pain and suffering we ponder the paradox Paul explained - when he was physically weak he was strong (2 Corinthians 12:10). Join us as we discover that in Christ our suffering does not need to be meaningless and how God can transform us in the midst of our pain.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR363.mp3