When God Answers in Questions

Job 38:4, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.” God answering Job in his misery is my favourite section in the book. Like us, Job was asking why he was suffering and was demanding that God answer him. So, finally, God answers him, but not with…

Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant

Psalm 78:4, …tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and His might, and the wonders that He has done. Churches today are struggling to reach out to my generation—Millennials. My generation is full of cultural relativistic narcissists. In the attempt to bring more youth into the church, churches often try to make…

How Can We Have Peace in the Midst of Evil?

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, and we peaceably gathered with our congregations to remember Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as King of Israel, to celebrate His Kingship today, and worship Him as the Prince of Peace. Yet it wasn’t peaceful for every Christian yesterday. In Egypt, two churches were attacked by suicide bombers for doing what we…

In God’s Hands

Psalm 31:14-15a, But I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand… Trusting God isn’t always easy, especially when we’re in ill health. When a loved one is suffering from cancer, it is easy to recite this psalm to them, but it’s not as easy for them…

Tribulation is Inevitable

Psalm 9:9, The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. As Christians, we need to always remember the inevitability of tribulation. Sometimes, as we grow complacent in our comfortable lives, we become shocked when something bad happens and we look up to God and say, “Why are You doing this…

Soldiers of Christ

2 Timothy 2:3-4, “Share in the suffering as a good soldier of Christ. No soldier gets engaged in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.” We don’t often think of ourselves as soldiers of Christ, but we are, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to…

Facing Trials: Looking Forward (Conclusion)

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of…