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PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS

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Practice Makes Progress // The Promise of Peace And a Warning About Pain
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Practice Makes Progress // The Promise of Peace And a Warning About Pain

In Johns gospel, Jesus said; “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” In these words, Jesus’ promise of peace does not guarantee the absence of trouble or pain. In this message, we will talk about the paradox, the presence, and the peace discovered in Jesus’ words. We oftentimes ask ourselves, if God is so good why is there so much pain in this world. But the reality is, that Jesus’ promise of peace does not guarantee the absence of trouble or pain. Rather we are called to understand that life offers both still waters and valleys of death (Psalm 23). And in that, holding on to the truth that God is the connection point within those two places. And valuing God’s presence over provision, knowing that He is with us, that is what God is good at. “He makes me like down in green pastures. He leads me besides still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” - Psalm 23:2-4 (ESV)- Ethos is a life-giving community committed to keeping Jesus at its Center. Our vision is to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did so that we may love all people in Jesus' name. EthosOH.com Small Groups: EthosOH.com/Community ServeColumbus.org