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Ep. 120: Responding Well When You Don't Have Control

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Episode Summary

In this episode, life has brought full circle the fact we don't know everything and we're not in control. So how do we respond?

Episode Notes

Intro & Housekeeping, 2:14: Thorns in the flesh, David and Saul, pride. 4:50: Behold the Lamb of God. 6:49: Parenting struggles with our 4 year old. 8:52: Forgetting bad things with your kids, the struggle with our human nature, why health and wealth. seems so appealing. 10:51: Community Comments on the news, anxiety and hopelessness. 12:28: Our desire to know and control, be omniscient like God, and our finite capacity to do so. 14:43: Embracing the life God gives us and just rolling with it. 15:50: Great Christmas books: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; The Family Under the Bridge, Great Joy. 17:59: Lessons from the book of Judges about trying to control our world and being drawn away from the Lord because we’re trying to control. 22:22: “Going well” is different for God than it is with us. 27:05: The tension of the whole human life: enjoying your work but doing so in a fallen world and bumping against uncomfortable things- it’s for God’s glory. 28:55 Unbelievers thriving and the unjust and God’s glory will get accomplished eventually. 29:35: John Piper on Forgiveness, Justice and Mercy, Miroslav Volf: Exclusion and Embrace; Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace 34:10 The death of Molly’s great uncle and The Forgotten 500 from WW2 41:35: Death and Christmas and permanent loss 43:30: Control, Jesus’ humility and working for our salvation 45:38: Derek Webb, Abraham Piper, and Josh Harris themes on not being good enough 49:09: Being good and being good enough to earn salvation, psychologizing Christianity. 54:10: Freedom in our lack of control: don’t overcomplicate, do what’s in front of you today, eat drink and be merry. Too Busy to Flush Telegram Group Get $10 in Bitcoin! (Gemini App) Pique Tea - Referral Link (Website)

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