Adrian De Visser harkens on the Book of James to show how wisdom leads to joy in time of trial. Persevering through testing of faith leads to maturity and wipes away doubt.
by Patrick Sheean
November 22, 2010
Patrick Sheean talks about how the Gospel is one and unchanging that serves as an invaluable tool in short-term mission trips. He also elaborates on the heart and its relations to self-worth.
by Adrian De Visser
November 19, 2010
by Andrea Humphrey
November 12, 2010
Andrea Humphrey challenges students to carry out the Great Commission and live out the Gospel. She also makes the point that one does not necessarily need to go on missions to do so, but one can sh...
God is stirring my heart about the theology of suffering in women. I am finding through stories, THE INSANITY OF GOD by Nip Ripken, that women who suffer for the sake of Christ are strong and bold because they know their God, are empowered to serve in freedom the gifts that God has given to them, lacking the restrictions we deal with in this culture. They are fruitful even in suffering and pain, they don't deny the suffering but embrace it as normal. Can you direct me to other stories in contrast with the "lost" who demonstrate weakness, fear, lacking a voice, withdrawn as to who they are in as women. (Generalizations)
In the feminist culture, women are artificially strong. Trials will reveal the
source of strength.
Only in God can women be free to benefit from suffering and pain. I appreciate this message on the good work of God in trials.
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from Commencement Addresses
by Adrian De Visser and Prashan De Visser
December 21, 2012
Speaking at Biola's Graduate & BOLD Program Commencement, Rev. Adrian De Visser and his son Prashan De Visser charge graduates to make a difference in our world.
December 21, 2012
Speaking at Biola's Undergraduate Commencement, Rev. Adrian De Visser and his son Prashan De Visser charge graduates to make a difference in our world.
from Facing Suffering
October 22, 2009
Rev. Adrian De Visser, founder of the Kithu Sevana Church movement in Sri Lanka, continues with session #6 of the Torrey Conference 2009 with a message titled "Bringing Hope in the Midst of Sufferi...
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The world is filled with sin, sorrow, and suffering. Fortunately for those who believe in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ there is a hope which is found amidst that suffering. In these rich le...
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October 25, 2010
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Taken from the Fall semester of 2010, these Undergraduate Chapels are rooted in diligent, Biblical teaching. Many wise speakers share their insights on cinema, advent, pleasure, difficult bible pas...
from Blessed are the Peacemakers
by Todd Pickett
October 18, 2010
Todd Pickett introduces the theme behind this year's Torrey Conference: "Blessed are the Peacemakers: Redeeming Relationships in the Conflicts of our Lives."
by Tim Pollard
October 20, 2010
Conflict is all around us, painfully building up walls and tearing down relationships. And it is not as random as you think – it follows quite predictable patterns. This session provides a biblical...
October 20, 2010
Because of Jesus work on the cross, not only are we provided with reconciliation with God, but also given the vision and means to be reconciled with others. The gospel is the true key to healthy re...
from The Good Book Blog
by John Hutchison
November 8, 2011
The greatest tests of faith come either when life is going well (prosperity) or when it seems to be falling apart (trials). How can I keep my focus in life during both of these distracting times? A...
October 12, 2011
Just a month ago I was glued to the TV for an entire weekend as our nation replayed and remembered the tragic events of 9/11/2001. Even after all these years, the many stories of heroism and surviv...
May 26, 2011
"Stop doubting! Just have faith!" I wish I knew how many times I have heard that advice. Every time I hear it, my reaction is the same: complete frustration. I want to shriek, "I CAN'T! THAT'S THE ...