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.
For thousands of years Christians and Jews have turned to the Psalms in times of upheaval, stress and crisis, and found comfort. Today we look at a Psalm that speaks to one of the most unexpected challenges we’re facing: that … Continue reading “Psalm 139: You have searched me and know me!”
Easter Sunday is the pinnacle of the Christian faith. It’s where hopelessness and despair got flipped upside down and the impossible thing happened: when Jesus resurrected from death, and triumphed over the grave.
The final instalment of our Jonah series, Jurgen discusses the similarities between Jonah and Jesus… and how Jesus is far, far better.
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 2. It’s often claimed that this phrase from Jonah 2—“Salvation belongs to the Lord”—is one of the most central phrases out of the whole of Scripture.
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”