I am Eric Glover, the creator of this site and the leader of the Doubtless Living Bible study group at ClearView Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee. I am married to Tina Glover and we have two grown children and one wonderful grandson. I have taught Bible study classes to adults of all ages for more than 25 years and teaching God’s Word is one of my greatest passions in life. I am an ordained Southern Baptist minister and I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. I have served churches in many capacities over the years, but I am called by God to teach His Word and that is what I love doing most of all. Professionally, I serve as the Vice President of Retail Operations for LifeWay Christian Stores, one of the largest Christian retailers in the world with 160 stores across America. I have a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Missouri Southern State University. I am also a Certified Public Accountant, although I have not practiced public accounting for many years.

I am Eric Glover, the creator of this site and the leader of the Doubtless Living Bible study group at ClearView Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee. I am married to Tina Glover and we have two grown children and one wonderful grandson. I have taught Bible study classes to adults of all ages for more than 25 years and teaching God’s Word is one of my greatest passions in life. I am an ordained Southern Baptist minister and I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. I have served churches in many capacities over the years, but I am called by God to teach His Word and that is what I love doing most of all. Professionally, I serve as the Vice President of Retail Operations for LifeWay Christian Stores, one of the largest Christian retailers in the world with 160 stores across America. I have a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Missouri Southern State University. I am also a Certified Public Accountant, although I have not practiced public accounting for many years.

Overcoming Disease, Overriding Death (Luke 7:1-17)

            Most of us know someone today who is facing a serious illness that threatens their ability to live life to the fullest, or perhaps even to live it at all.  And sadly, many of us also know someone who is grieving the loss of a dearly loved family member who lost the battle.  If you are among that group today then take heart, you are not alone.

            After completing His sermon on the plain, Jesus made his way to two small towns in Galilee where He encountered people facing these exact problems.  In Capernaum, there was a Centurion whose dearly loved servant was gravely ill.  And in Nain, a widow grieved the loss of her only child.  In both situations, Jesus demonstrated great compassion, power and authority to bring healing to those in need.

            Like the Centurion and the widow, we often face major, threatening obstacles outside of our control.  And if we allow them, they will impede us in every way and lead to frustration and disappointment.  And while we may not be able to move or remove those obstacles, we can overcome them and rise above them through faith in a God who heals, made available to us by a Savior who cares and administered to us through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

            If you know someone who is seriously ill or if you know someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, then come along on the journey with Jesus as He ventures from Capernaum to Nain administering healing and compassion to those in need.  And like the Centurion, we can learn to approach him boldly with our petitions and wait eagerly and expectantly for Him to answer.

Come see and hear how Jesus exercised His authority over sickness and death in our focal passage this week form Luke 7:1-17.  If you are unable to join us in person for this study, please feel free to download the Bible study materials for your personal use by following one of these links: PowerPoint Slides, PDF File

If you have been blessed by this series, please drop us a note and let us know on the Contact Us page.  You can also use that page to let us know about any prayer needs you may have.  For more information on this Bible study series please see Doubtless Living: The Gospel of Luke.