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What the Living Can Learn From the Dying: Seeing Through the Eyes of a Dying Man, John Drage




Want to join our 4-week Zoom Bible Study, "Are we living in the end times?" (Sign-up today). We start Friday April 3 from 12:00-12:30 with a 15-minute Q&A afterward. "If God gives an answer, what I would do is argue with him. There's no answer that someone could give you, your wife, your kids, that you would say, 'Oh, okay, that makes sense.' So I think, instead of giving us an answer, God gives us something better." After years of ministry and a life dedicated to Christ, (John Drage) was diagnosed with one of the most deadly forms of cancer. It's taken a toll on his mind, body, and family. But he hasn't lost faith. Listen to his conversation with (Keith) to find out why and what he's learned over the years. Interested in more content like this? Scroll down to see more resources and related episodes, including an episode on (How to Deal With the Storms of Life) and a daily devotional on (Rest and Recovery). To learn more, visit our (website) and follow us on (Facebook), (Instagram), and (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. Outline 0:00 - (John Drage) 1:00 - John's family and ministry 2:45 - (The Rock) church 3:30 - How have college students changed and why? 6:25 - Students' attitude towards spirituality 7:15 - Belief and belonging 8:40 - John's cancer diagnosis 13:55 - John and his family's spiritual processing 15:55 - Advice to youth: Reflect more and take more risks 20:00 - Most satisfactory parts of the past 23:45 - Thoughts on Samuel Johnson's "Death has a way of focusing the mind" 26:20 - How cancer diagnosis has impacted John's theology 27:30 - (Job 13.15) 28:50 - (Ecclesiastes 7.2) 30:00 - (Psalm 19.14) 31:55 - (Dallas Willard) 32:15 - (How to Beat Digital Distraction) 35:10 - Jesus's sovereignty over cancer 37:15 - (John 21.15-25): Glorifying God in death 39:10 - (Acts 20.24) 39:45 - God's grace in suffering 40:20 - (Philippians 3.10) 42:30 - A different perspective on suffering 43:05 - Comfort in our culture 45:00 - Lessons from conversation with James 47:00 - Better than an answer 47:30 - John's prayer and prayer for John 51:55 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: ( Instagram: ( Twitter: (   Passages Job 13.15: ( Ecclesiastes 7.2: ( Psalm 19.14: Support this podcast