Should a Christian expect a smooth life without problems and difficulties? Why did so many, if not most, of the great examples of faith in the Bible suffer so much?
This message examines the apparent paradox of blessings and faithfulness, from the perspective of the following questions:
1. What does it mean to be blessed?
2. Are blessing and adversity mutually exclusive?
3. What does it mean to reap what you sow?
Tim Pebworth is the pastor of two congregations in northern California and two congregations and other scattered brethren in France . He is responsible for the media effort of the French-speaking work of the United Church of God around the world, as well as senior pastor for French-speaking congregations in five countries in West and Central Africa.