Lee Strobel Quote

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Struggling with God over the issues of life doesn’t show a lack of faith–it is faith.

From Matthew 8:24-26:  “A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but He [Jesus] was asleep.  And they went and woke Him up, saying, ‘Lord, save us!  We are perishing!’  And He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’  Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm.”

Lee Strobel Quote

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All we needed when we first came to Jesus was His grace, and grace is all we need to grow in Christ.  Grace liberates us.  Our tendency toward performance imprisons us.

From Ephesians 2:8-9:  “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God–not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Lee Strobel Quote

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God is the God of do-overs, and that should give us great hope.  We really can be absolved of our past.

From Acts 22:6-8:  “[From the conversion of Paul] While I was on my way and approaching Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone about me.  I feel to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’  I answered, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ Then he said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth whom you are persecuting.'”