Jesus promised us that in this world, we would have trouble. The question is: what do we do when it comes? When the tragic realities of a fallen world hit us or those who we love, what do we do … Continue reading “Psalm 130: What Do We Do With Suffering?”
We take a break from our Psalm teaching series to look at the lyrics of ‘The Blessing’ – a song taken straight out of Numbers 6.
Written by King David, thousands of years ago, this is a song about resuce, deliverance and salvation that captures the heart of the gospel, years before Jesus walked the earth.
What does it look like to bring our complaints, our laments, our fears before God? Many of the Psalms provide us with ways of bringing such prayers and songs before our Father. Today we look at Psalm 42.
Jonah, chapter 4. The storms of life can whirl around us, but so often it’s our hearts themselves that get caught up in the chaos.
Jonah, chapter 3. For the most part, Jonah is a story of failure. But in chapter three things improve. Jonah preaches to Nineveh—the capital of the Assyrian empire, which at the time was the world’s largest—and they repent.
What we face today with the COVID-19 epidemic reveals even greater realities. Many things we’ve built our life on will fail, but there is one to whom we can put our total confidence in.
Jonah, chapter 1. One thing the story of Jonah teaches us is that God is so committed to saving sinners that he will send a giant fish to swallow a rebellious prophet; just so he can live to preach the … Continue reading “The Prodigal Prophet”
The local church is Jesus’ plan A to establish his Kingdom here on earth, and there is no plan B! When we realise what Jesus is doing—and that the victory is already his—we will be ruined for anything else.