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Disappointed with Jesus? Why Do So Many Young People Give Up On God?

  • 160 Pages
  • 4.96 MB
  • English
Monarch Books
Religion - Christianity - General, Juvenile Nonfiction, Religion - Youth Issues, Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12), Christian Education - Children & Youth, Juvenile Nonfiction / Religion / Christianity / Christian
ContributionsRob Frost (Foreword), Rob Parsons (Introduction)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8163991M
ISBN 100825460670
ISBN 139780825460678

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You can unsubscribe at any : Ebook. Come to Jesus Christ with your disappointment, trusting him to meet you and change your heart (Psalm –3). Confess that you are longing for something else more than him. Ask him to forgive you through the cross. Receive assurance of complete forgiveness (1 John ).

Plead for the work of the Spirit to change your heart, strengthen. How does God want us to deal with the emotion we call disappointment. Joseph Barsabbas was disappointed by Jesus. Joseph was a candidate to replace Judas Iscariot as one of the Twelve, but when the lot was cast it “fell on Matthias” (Acts ).

You may think you know why people are leaving you, but I’m not sure you do. You think it’s because “the culture” is so lost, so perverse, so beyond help that they are all walking away.

You believe that they’ve turned a deaf ear to the voice of God; chasing money, and sex, and material things. The writers did so much for God – praying, attending church, following God – but God did not do enough in return.

Some of the writers were quite explicit about this inequality. God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible if it would just cut to the chase.

Stripped of its arcane language and its interminable passages of poetry, genealogy, and law, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each/5.

God is never disappointed in you; God has no expectations. Do you remember the verses halfway through Psalm 22. That’s the psalm that begins with “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.” This was the cry of Jesus when He experientially entered all of humanity’s lies and darkness, when He plunged into the shadow depths in which we.

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God has changed so many of our life and he does invite us into abundant life. He gives us peace and. Joy and hope and life with Jesus is amazing, but also we have to realize that our walk of faith is often times a walk that has disappointment in it.

It has times when we ask the question. God like why did you do this. And so I just wanna give. CHAPTER 1. A FATAL ERROR * * * Ever since my book Where Is God When It Hurts.

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was published, I have received letters from people disappointed with God. A young mother wrote that her joy had turned to bitterness and grief when she delivered a daughter with spina bifida, a birth defect that leaves the spinal cord exposed.

In page after page of tiny, spidery script she recounted how /5(25). So he threw off his cloak, jumped up, and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. “Teacher,” the blind man answered, “I want to see again.” “Go,” Jesus told him, “your faith has made you well.” At once he was able to see and followed Jesus on the road.

Mark God gives us his peace and. The Christian life can sometimes feel like a roller coaster ride when strong hope and faith collide with an unexpected reality. When our prayers aren't answered as we desired and our dreams become shattered, disappointment is the natural : Jack Zavada.

I’ve been studying the bible for you i’ve been studying the bible for many years this time I start to lift and I’ve been doing it for a full 12 months, I want desperately to believe in God I haven’t given up certain things in my life and I am following the Bible standards, now I found myself in the position my elder and the guy that does my Bible study with me at angry because I still.

He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian. Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not" (Acts ). Many years before God called him to do so, Moses longed to be a deliverer of his people.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. God is not Disappointed in You summarises and condensates all the texts and books contained in the Bible in pages, writing the story in a contemporary "dude-whats-up" sort of language.

Russell has an amazing wit, a a daring sense of irreverence, a profane humour, and a great insight into the incongruence of the historical figures and events /5().

Like a lot of people, I have felt the urge to give up on something. It’s easy to get to a point where it seems as though the time you’ve invested in a dream or goal and the time of fruition can be very daunting. There are cycles of excitement, enthusiasm, creativity, and they are followed by despair, discouragement, and the desire to quit Author: Charlene Tops.

People sometimes get so caught up in doing ministry that they get burnt out. They forget that Jesus not only ministered to people, but He was also ministered to (Matt.

; Lk ). There are many times in scripture when Jesus put His own well-being before the demands of. Jesus called the rich man a fool, because the very day that he said these words, he would die. Storing up wealth so we can take life easy and party is not an option for God's people.

The word for "laid up" is used to describe hoarding. Jesus put this challenge another way when he said. When I saw The Well, Why Are So Many People Thirsty by Mark Hall on the Christian Bestsellers list, I was interested enough to buy it and see why it was so popular. I was not disappointed and really enjoyed the book.

In fact, I've recommend it to at least five other people- so I thought it was time to write a book /5(77). The Apostle Peter went on to be mightily used of God because He was broken by God. You may be broken right now but in due season God will build you up and use you for His glory.

Don’t run from Him run to Jesus. God uses ordinary people for His glory. Third, you may have many degrees but God uses humble people. Look at the Apostle Paul. Disappointment with God tackles the problem of pain in a powerful way.

It looks frankly at the ways in which our relationship with God is different from human relationships. It asks questions like "Why do bad things happen to good people?". I take away much from this book and hope you will pick it up and give it/5. God's gift of Eternal Life is without works, there's no strings attached, it's free to anyone who wants it, just so long as you come as a guilty sinner by way of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Salvation is not a matter of sinners making a commitment to God, but rather, of God's commitment to sinners who place their faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. Then the words, "People will let you down, but God never will," will be truly comforting, not just empty words.

Dear Lord, I'm so thankful that when it feels like no one else understands, You do. You understand about being disappointed in people but You loved them in the midst of that.

Lord, I want to follow Your example. (ver ) A trap is the hidden trick of an enemy to take you captive or prisoner. To trap wild animals, some have used a spring like device that usually has a concealed danger with an enticing lure or some type of tempting bait.

Many times people would dig a big hole in the ground. DTS Chapel, Novem Click to view this article in video on the Dallas Theological Seminary website. Thank you. It is an honor to be here with you and this distinguished faculty, which includes so many who have impacted my life. It is a joy to be able to speak with you students.

And I so appreciate my husband, friends, and co-workers who have come today as well. Get up and get moving for God. Too many of us sit around stewing in our juices when the Lord says, “Get up, my child, and do the work I have called you to do.” That’s what the Lord said to the Jews.

Three times in verse 4 God says, “Be strong.” Rise up and do the work of God. Be strong in the face of difficult and do the work of God. Explaining why, he stated: “I have written you in few words in order to encourage you and to give an earnest witness that this is the true undeserved kindness of God.

Stand firm in it.” (1 Pet. ) Peter’s inspired letters have continued to be a source of encouragement to. Church leaders have long been interested in why so many drift away from faithful service to the Lord.

Jesus summarized the matter in his parable of the sower. The causes he listed are: the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of wealth, distracted desires for worldly things, and carnal pleasure (Mt. ; Mk. ; Lk. 2. Prayers of intercession were done by Jesus and His followers. Jesus taught us to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew ).

He Himself served as an example when He prayed to the Father to forgive the people who persecuted Him. It would be easy for Jesus to curse the people who crucified Him on the cross.God knew it was beyond her understanding, so He explained simply, but without detail, just like a parent explains a complexity to a small child.

(Luke ) Abraham questioned God’s ability.

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25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

I do not know about you however myself and my family have not forsake:abandon (someone or something). / renounce or give up (something valued or pleasant).