If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil

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Your objective in retelling is to get an accurate picture, discern good from bad and to identify areas that are not yet settled emotionally. The hospital visitors program is a direct product of the Spiritual Gifts program. The churches were full of spiritually minded, conscientious people eager to share Jesus with their world, but something important was missing. Church was declining and financially could no longer support two fulltime staff. As women in Christ, the Deaconesses are committed to fulfilling duties in the church and supporting the pastor in his vision.

Pages: 528

Publisher: Multnomah (June 17, 2014)

ISBN: 1601425791

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