“God's Not Finished“

Speaker: Troy Champ

Series: Easter

Primary text: John 11

Speaker: Troy Champ
Series: Easter
Primary text: John 11

Life's not fair but God's not finished.

Easter reminds us that God can take the world’s darkest moment and turn it into a miracle. God can meet your pain and your grief with good news, hope, and love. In John 11, Jesus declares “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though they die, shall live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” Today, may you have the faith to seek God where you cannot see him.

Homework

Book Recommendations:

Experiencing Grief by Norman Wright

If you’re in the early stages of loss and learning to cope with grief—maybe because of a lost loved one or even a lost dream—you may find this book to be a life-preserver. Dr. Wright’s brief but potent writing guides readers through five stages of grief, as he guides us down a path toward peace and a mature faith.

Walking with God Through Pain & Suffering by Timothy Keller
As usual, Dr. Keller’s writing respects both the mind and the heart. He gives careful attention to the philosophical and theological questions of suffering, while remaining sensitive to our emotions and the personal nature of pain. This is a great primer on the problem of pain. If you’re looking to unpack what the Bible says about suffering—there is no better book on the subject.

God Is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild
“Does God care? Does he hear my prayers? Is he even there?” This book asks these questions with life-giving honesty, and it’s written by a woman who went blind as a teenager, then faced depression in her 40’s. Chapter titles include:

“Justice delayed, Justice Denied”
“Not the God We Expect”
“Good God, Lousy Answers”
“Stark Raving Grateful”
“Jesus Had an Unanswered Prayer Too”

Read this book with someone, and see how spiritual friendship can bring healing in a time of social distancing.

Song Recommendations:
Music carries me through dark days, so we want to give you a list of every song you heard during our Easter service. Seew the Worship Music section on this page for details.

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Additional Resources

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Worship Songs

King Of Kings
Brooke Ligertwood, Jason Ingram, and Scott Ligertwood

Never Lost
Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, and Tiffany Hammer

Good And Loved
Travis Greene and Staffnay Gretzinger

All I Can Say
David Crowder Band

You Have To Be There
Bjorn Ulvaeus, Herbert Kretzmer, Benny Andersson

Goodness of God
Ed Cash and Jenn Johnson

God Is Good 
Jonathan McReynolds

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Life’s not fair but God’s not finished. Easter, Troy Champ, 2020

King Of Kings
Brooke Ligertwood, Jason Ingram, and Scott Ligertwood

Never Lost
Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, and Tiffany Hammer

Good And Loved
Travis Greene and Staffnay Gretzinger

All I Can Say
David Crowder Band

You Have To Be There
Bjorn Ulvaeus, Herbert Kretzmer, Benny Andersson

Goodness of God
Ed Cash and Jenn Johnson

God Is Good 
Jonathan McReynolds