Facing Rejection

The Pain of Rejection

"So because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you from being king." 1 Samuel 15:23 NLTRejection is never pleasant, and Robert knew all about it.Robert was a member of the first church I pastored. He and his family were faithful members as well as...

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Rejection Hurts

They were told not to move, but what if moving would quell another's loneliness and feelings of rejection?Lunch room rules state a student must remain in the same seat. No getting up or changing places. New students often feel uncomfortable regardless of where they...

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The Cat

John 9:35 "Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, 'Do you believe in the Son of Man?' NIV My neighbours were going away and asked if I would drop in daily to feed their cat Riley. I told them I would be happy to look after him.The...

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Shusaku Endo

It took the writings of a Japanese novelist named Shusaku Endo to impress on me that the phenomenon of reversal lay at the very heart of Jesus' mission.In a country where the church comprises less than one percent of the population, Endo was raised by a devout...

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