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Author Archives: Nancy Guthrie

Nancy Guthrie and her husband, David, and son, Matt, make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. She and David are the co-hosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 8,500 churches around the country and host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. In May 2014 they will be offering a Respite Retreat in the UK for the first time. Nancy is the author of numerous books, including Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow and is currently working on the five-book Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series.

Please Don’t Make My Funeral All About Me

At my funeral you can cry, but I hope your tears are, at least in part, tears of joy that I have entered into the joy of my Master.

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We Don’t Have to Read the Book or See the Movie to Know Heaven Is Real

I already feel disappointed that so many, in a search for understanding the life beyond this one, will seek to find it in this film.

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Those Who Sleep in the Dust Will Awake

God chose the most lowly and humble matter possible, dust from the ground, and infused it with the most significant and glorious of all substances, his own breath.

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Why Do We Say, ‘God Told Me’?

You and I hear the voice of God speaking to us—unmistakably, authoritatively, and personally—when we read, hear, study, and meditate on the Scriptures.

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The Judgment and Mercy of Our Greater Joshua

The judgment on the Canaanite city of Jericho was horrific, but someone unexpected was spared. You can be, too.

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Born to Raise the Sons of Earth

And as the wonder of this line begins to sink in, it makes us want to sing, too.

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50 Reasons I’m Having a Happy Birthday

The reality of Christ changes everything about our lives, including the growing older part.

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Praying Past Our Preferred Outcomes

We must welcome God to have his way, accomplish his purpose.

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Joy to This Cursed World

The hymn we sing at Christmas anticipates joy when Christ comes the second time—when the kingdom he established at his first coming will be consummated as the reality we will live in forever.

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How Could God Ask That?

In our Sunday school class circle we were discussing Genesis 22, the account of God coming to Abraham and telling him to take his beloved son, Isaac, and offer him as a sacrifice. “I have always struggled with this story,” one man in the class said. “I just can’t understand how God could ask Abraham to do that. It just seems so cruel.”

Many of us have struggled to understand what seems like an outrageous request. And it is not only this command to Abraham that confounds us. We also read about Jacob’s wrestling in the dark with God throughout the night until finally God wrenched his hip, leaving him with a limp, and we wonder why God would do that. We read about God telling Hosea to marry a prostitute, to have children with her, and eventually to buy her back from the slave market even though she is already his, and we think we can hear Hosea’s heart breaking. We read about God telling Jonah to go to Nineveh to call Israel’s enemies to repentance, and when we get the full picture that these are the Assyrians who have slaughtered Jonah’s fellow Israelites and hauled them off to concentration camps, we think this is simply too much to ask of any man.

We are a bit offended on their behalf. How could God ask this of them?

And we’re also a bit afraid. Might God ask something like this of me?

Outrage to Adoration

Perhaps we’re meant to feel a bit …

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