The brokenness of this world hurts. Its broken edges rub up against our tender hearts and pierce our relationships creating division, conflict, and grief, but the work of Christ promises us more than this world’s brokenness. Scripture promises us that one day our divided hearts will be renewed and our broken relationships will be restored. On this episode, we are replaying Karen’s conversation with Courtney Doctor as they discuss ONE, John 17:20-21, and the hope of God’s Story From Garden to Glory.
- How do you see division and brokenness in the world around you?
- How has your relationship with God been affected by your divided heart?
- How has your relationship with others been affected by a divided heart–either yours or theirs?
- What promise does Courtney mention from Revelation 21-22?
- How does Scripture give you hope both for your vertical relationship with God and your horizontal relationship with others?
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About the Speaker:
Courtney Doctor is an author, Bible teacher, frequent conference and retreat speaker, and periodic blogger. She received an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2013 and is the author of From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible’s Story (2016). Her greatest desire in all of this is to be able to faithfully study, apply, and teach the word of God.
Courtney served as the Director of Women’s Ministry at the Kirk of the Hills PCA in Saint Louis, MO from 2014-17. She has a love for education, formerly serving on the board of directors for Providence Classical Christian Academy in Saint Louis as well as currently serving on the advisory board for Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA.
God has blessed Courtney and her husband Craig with four wonderful children (Austin, Bradon, Shelby, and Rebecca) as well as two amazing daughters-in-law (Ruth and Jordan) — and their first grandson, Bo!
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