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PLAYING WITH FIRE: All Things Together For Good (Week 6)

PLAYING WITH FIRE: All Things Together For Good (Week 6)

Speaker:  John SelbakSummary:  “All Things Together for Good” Following up on George’s message regarding Jeremiah 29:11, we return to the theme of reading these two verses to apply to us individually, within the confines of our own life, and even within the confines of our day-to-day experience. Many of us hear of someone who is facing crisis or real calamity in their life and inadvertently misquote the scriptures in an effort to assure them that “everything will be okay.” This is no better than saying that “everything happens for a reason,” which is always true, but does not add any insight into the situation. When Paul writes that God is working “all things for good,” he is referring to an ultimate good that will come to fruition in the future (transformation to the likeness of the Son and our ultimate glorification). He is also talking in the context of present suffering, which leads to the second misquotation that we often flippantly&nbs