Jesus' kingdom is not of this world; it is built on inconvenient truths, the kind that is done for the KINdom of God on earth.
The destruction of the Temple, but when stuff happens God is in control.
The problem with putting people on high pedestals is that it's a long way for them to fall! But we can learn from the widow in today's Scripture. She gave…
Ruth: God's agent of possibility, even though she is a foreigner, not accepted by the religious leaders. Let's tear down the walls that separate us.
After all that suffering, can God just restore all Job's fortunes and everything will be "happily ever after"? Job's relationship with God was better after his suffering. Job sees things…
God and Job are in open, honest, transparent, frequent conversation. God says, "I am aware of your problems, and I can handle them!"
God's perceived absence is proof of God's presence
Bad things do happen to good people. God can help change the way we look at things.
God is hiding out in plain view
Jesus' disciples asked who was the greatest. It's the wrong question. Try: Am I loving my neighbor as myself?