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,
Romans 1:16-17 have been called the themed verses of Paul’s letter to the Romans. There Paul declares that the gospel is God’s power for salvation. In other words, it’s through the gospel of Jesus Christ that God will change the world. But what does it look like to believe that? How would believing that shapeRead More +
In Romans last week we were reminded that the gospel is God’s power to bring salvation to all people. As we speak it to other, God will transform lives. Not only will people change their destination (hell to heaven), but God will change the way they live. The question is, why is that such goodRead More +
This whole passage contrasts Adam and Jesus, each of whom fixed the future of all the people in the age they initiated. Adam brought in the age of sin, and all who are descended from him have found themselves trapped in sin and death. Jesus brought in the age of grace, and all who traceRead More +
This week we begin a short series looking at some of the big truths the Bible teaches us about God. Perhaps one of the most well known, but not always well understood truths is that God exists as Trinity, three in one. But why is that even important? Sure the Bible tells us, but doesRead More +
As foreigners in a foreign land followers of God will often find themselves under pressure to conform. At times, threats will be made and we will face loss of some kind if we don’t. How will we face that fear of loss? Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego give us an insight into how we can continueRead More +