• Mike Garner

    Contributing sermons since Jul 29, 2006
Mike's church

South Hills Community Church
San Jose, California 95120

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  • "God Is Good! God Is Strong! So Why Suffering?"

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2006
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    So, if God is so good and so strong, why does He allow suffering? A look at answers for the Balconeers (those approaching it intellectually - "why?") and the Travellers (those in the midst of it asking "what now?")

    Traveler or Balconeer? • Why evil and suffering? o No surprise that many of you wrote asking about this o #1 in poll asking “If there was one question you could ask God…?” – 17% o “If God is loving and if He is all-powerful and if He is good, then surely all of this suffering should not more

  • Why We Preach On Giving

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2006
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    Why is it so hard for pastors to preach about giving? Why is it so hard for church members to hear about giving? Here are 3 reasons why preachers should NOT apologize for a sermon on giving - from a layperson!

    What is On Your Mind? One of the most intriguing challenges for anyone who steps behind one of these (pulpits) is trying to figure out what¡¦s going on in your minds. What are you thinking as we speak? It¡¦s not always easy to read. But there is one time where it¡¦s really not all that hard more

  • The Master's Joy

    Contributed on Aug 9, 2006
    based on 34 ratings

    God is tough to figure out at times. But there’s one aspect of His character which we rarely think about - God is JOYFUL! Why does God rejoice over His people? Why can we rejoice?

    Introduction God is tough to figure out. During this series, we’ve heard about: His great love – and His great wrath How He is patient and will never let us go – and yet there can come a time in our rebellion when judgment will fall Difficult to come to terms with. But there’s one part more

  • You Can Run But You Can't Hide

    Contributed on Jul 29, 2006
    based on 40 ratings

    What happens when you don’t want to do what God wants you to do? The book of Jonah reveals God’s tenacious love and severe mercy to His confused and rebellious servants.

    Introduction If you went to the mall and asked 100 people, “What’s the story of Jonah all about?” Most (all?) would answer: “Jonah and the _______” – and they’d be wrong! First, “whale” is never mentioned in the book at all – “great fish” Second, neither this fish nor Jonah is principal more

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