David Kuykendall

Understanding Suffering (Part 3)

By David Kuykendall

Suffering in Light of God’s Sovereignty Paul’s testimony in the thorn-in-the-flesh passage–along with other passages–introduces the truth that no suffering is able to reach us apart from it being the will of God. In some Christian circles the theme of God’s sovereignty is much discussed. Controversies rage, for example, over the theme of our election…

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Understanding Suffering (Part 2)

By David Kuykendall

Suffering Enables Us to Experience the Life of Grace I had been experiencing the life of grace for several months when my Bible reading brought me again to the “thorn-in-the-flesh” passage of 2 Corinthians 12:1–10. [ “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’…

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Understanding Suffering (Part 1)

By David Kuykendall

Someone has said, “Life is a series of mortar attacks.” That person is right–and Christians are not immune. The older we become, the more we realize God’s purposes for our sufferings. Some have characterized Christianity as being a “fun” thing. Others have made Christianity a sure and certain route to financial prosperity and perfect health.…

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Two Deaths…Then Life

By David Kuykendall

“For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit…

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Thanksgiving from Our “In Christ” Position

By David Kuykendall

Those who experience their crucifixion, burial and resurrection by living out their “in Christ” position observe Thanksgiving in a more expansive way than we did before. When Jesus instituted the Lords Supper, Matthew 26:27 quotes Him saying: “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”…

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Resource For Righteousness

By David Kuykendall

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told His disciples that they were the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Then Jesus said of Himself: “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say…

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Guidance For Meditation

By David Kuykendall

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.”  Philippians 4:8 Paul wrote in the previous verses that the peace of God…

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