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Love and Loss—Universal Experience. Grace—Universal Need.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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And He [Jesus] said to me [Paul], “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  2 Corinthians 12:9-10

mbb 3D 400pxLove turning to loss is a nearly universal human experience in our fallen world.  We encounter these trying stories everyday: the death of a family member or close friend, the dissolving of a marriage or relationship, the loss of a job or a home to disaster or foreclosure, or perhaps the end of a long-awaited dream.

To varying degrees, all of these losses cause pain and grief.  They destabilize and consume us.  They make life seem bitter and God far away.

If love turning to loss is a universal human experience, then God’s grace is the most universal human need.  But what is grace?  The word is spoken frequently, but how does God dispense grace and how do we receive it?

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we will be discussing two elements of God’s grace—His saving grace and sustaining grace.  This grace is the culminating message my new book, My Boy, Ben—A Story of Love, Loss and Grace.

While the circumstances of your own story of love and loss may be different, it is God’s grace that we all so desperately need.

NOTE: Thank you to all of you who made the launch of My Boy, Ben such a blessing!  We were touched by how many listeners attended the launch event and by how many books were ordered this first week.  As a thank you, we are offering listeners to The Christian Worldview $2 on all orders of My Boy, Ben through the end of the year when you enter “DAVID” in the coupon code field.  Thank you!

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The Christian Worldview Minute is a one-minute radio feature hosted by David Wheaton that airs Monday through Sunday on 250 radio stations across America.


TCW Minute: Nov. 17-23, 2014: My Boy, Ben and the God of All Grace

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Can God really use the love and loss of a dog to reveal His grace?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The answer is yes!  God can and will use almost anything—especially the loss of a loved one—to shower His grace and shape our good.

Back in my late 20s, I had a yellow Lab named Ben who was constantly by my side.  Like many dog lovers, I saw him as a faithful friend.

But when I unexpectedly lost Ben, the grief was crushing.  And yet in my lowest moment is when God revealed Himself most powerfully, giving me comfort and strength  and hope.

Hear more about the story of My Boy, Ben and the God of all grace at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll discuss God’s saving and sustaining grace.

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