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People who missed a great opportunity to serve

In the early 80s I was the pastor of a midsized church in the capital of a very important state in Brazil. My church with other churches partnered with Youth for Christ to organize a special event for young people. … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – Conclusion

“Everybody has a story of sorrow to tell.” This is what a Brazilian friend and colleague used to say. We all have. We live in a broken world, and we are broken too. The prophet Isaiah puts it in a … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – I want to come back!

Have you ever wandered away from God and His church to the point that you felt a stranger to your own faith? People come to you and ask you about your God, your church, and your faith, and you do … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – I know I have messed up!

Our parents, our teachers, our coaches, our friends, the bullies, our enemies, our friends who betrayed us, God Himself, and the list goes on, and on, and on. We always find someone to blame for the adversities that we encounter … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – They are against me without any reason!

Have you ever been blindsided? Not only have you been caught by surprise, but attacked by someone that you would never expect? It could be a good friend that you trusted, a long time colleague, or a member of your … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – They are plotting against me

I remember a time long ago when I faced opposition because of my ministry. I decided to make some changes in the way we were doing church, and that stirred powerful people against me. I wrote a book in Portuguese … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – Do not let me die like the ungodly

Have you in your Christian journey gotten so close to the ungodly and distanced yourself so far from God’s precepts that you feared for your life? Maybe you thought that if God punished your enemies, because of the close proximity, … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – That was a close one!

Probably, everybody has a story, or more, to tell about a situation that could have been disastrous, but for some reason was not. For example, a car accident that could have had fatal consequences but ended up not being so … Continue reading

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