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Series: Now That's a Tough One: Answering the Difficult Questions of Life
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Well, if you have your Bibles tonight, turn to Acts chapter 14. We're starting a new series called, "Now That's a Tough One: Answering Life's Difficult Questions."
You know, life is filled with difficult questions. One of my favorite comedians is a guy named Stephen Wright. I don't know if you've ever heard of Stephen Wright. Stephen Wright has a really weird sense of humor. And I was thinking about some of his jokes, and I thought maybe I could tell some of his jokes. His delivery is what makes his jokes so funny. And I don't have that kind of delivery. But some of the things that Stephen Wright tells his audience. He said, "You know, I was Syrian born, although you can't really tell. Except, when I leave the house, I always go out through the window." I mean, just weird stuff like that is Stephen Wright. Well, he asks some weird questions in his comedy routine, questions like this:
What's another word for thesaurus? That's just kind of a weird question, isn't it? You know, not funny, but it's just kind of weird, evidently.
If Barbie's so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? That's a good question.
Who was the cruel person who put the letter S in the word lisp? That's a good question.
Why are there five syllables in the word monosyllabic?
Last question: Why doesn't the fattest man in the world become a hockey goalie? I love that. That would just be a good thing for him to do. He'd be great at it.
Lots of tough questions.
Well, tonight, we want to look at the tough, tough question that so many people have asked throughout the ages. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why on earth, God, do bad things happen to those people who are trying to do good, who are trying to walk with You? Yet, so many people, who have really tried to walk with God, have experienced so many ba ...
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