Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

37 min


In part 1 of a series on Life’s Toughest Questions, pastor Bianca dives into John Chapter 11 to show how the story of Lazarus tackles the question of why bad things happen to good people.

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Life's Toughest Questions is a multi-part series from The Father's House OC.

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About this Pastor & Church

Bianca and Matt Olthoff pastor The Father's House in Orange County. Their church community fosters an inclusive "come as you are" culture that operates under this condition: you belong before you believe what we believe or behave how we behave.

Located In: Orange County

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