Our Forge Youth are wrestling with a number of ‘Why’ questions about the Christian life. Most people who know anything about God know that God desires our worship. The question many people might have is, “why?” Why should we worship God? What difference does it make? How does our choice to worship God affect anything?
When you study Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, you will learn the importance of pursuing understanding and receiving grace. Those who understand the blessings we have in Christ and have received the grace to proclaim Him, possess Him, and present Him to a lost and desperate world, are invited to live on another level. Living
Prayer is an important part of a Christian’s daily life. We also have a general awareness that it is a good thing to pray for other people and to have other people praying for you. Maybe it is more than just a good thing, perhaps it is crucial? But, why should we pray for others?
When we read the account of Ananias and Sapphira, it can easily leave us confused at God’s extreme response to a lie told by this couple. Why was their death necessary? As we unpack this passage, we are going to learn why God did it and what it means for the church.
Psalm 96 tells us to ‘declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.’ My guess is we know that we’re suppose to do that, but at times lack motivation. It’s great then this psalm also show us why? It reminds us why they need to hear the great news about Jesus Christ
What is a Christian? What are we here for? In Matt 28 Jesus tells us what He wants. We are his disciples who are to go out and make disciples. It’s an idea we may have heard before, but what does it mean and why is it that we struggle to put it into practice?
Among the commands to love and encourage one another, we receive a command for when our Christian brothers and sisters fail us in those very things. Our one-another responsibilities in the church do not cease if others break the rules. In Ephesians 4:32 Paul directs sinned-against Christians to ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another,
God not only used Hosea’s words, but his very life to point out Israel’s unfaithfulness to him but also his great love for them. The book of Hosea foreshadows God’s redemptive work on the cross through Jesus Christ.Read More +
We have been dipping in and out of Mark’s gospel for some time. We left it last time, just before the Triumphal entry. We pick it up again, with the teaching of Jesus through the last week of His earthly life, the time between Palm Sunday and His crucifixion. Jesus packs a lot of activityRead More +
We may often be faced with some common hang-ups with the authority of the Bible when it comes to why we believe what we believe. Who hasn’t heard these sorts of remarks: “Why believe something that was written so long ago?” “Times have changed, move on.” “Can we believe that what was said and doneRead More +
Over against the war-scarred, sin-strangled world, let us reflect on the wonder of wonders in the text of texts. The measure of love is always its willingness to give; its capacity for sacrifice. In giving Christ, God gives us all things in Him. He leaves the throne of heaven for a stable in Bethlehem andRead More +