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,
In the passage, Jesus is asking the important question, ‘What do you think about the Christ?’ For the Teachers of the Law to answer this question would radically alter everything in their lives. It would have changed their entire world view. It would have changed their associations and friendships. It would have affected their familiesRead More +
At first glance it appears that this passage in Mark is about sacrificial giving; that the widow who gave two small copper coins is giving so much more out of her poverty than the rich are giving out of their abundance and so we too should give sacrificially like the widow. However, in a closerRead More +
Mark 13 is a difficult chapter to grab hold of as it is full of Old Testament ideas and images and Jesus intertwines two strands of teaching into one. What we can know is that there are three things which give us encouragement. First, Jesus forewarned us that things would happen; God is not surprised.Read More +
In a world where the very idea of truth is questioned and claims to know the truth are seen as arrogance, it’s possible to downplay the importance of gospel truth. Sure the truth of the basic gospel matters, but how much beyond that? But the Bible is clear, truth matters. Why does it matter? AndRead More +
In the midst of hatred and betrayal Mark records and act of simple and costly devotion. Sensing where the life of Jesus was headed and being unable to alter that course in an act of love and faith she did what she could for Jesus. The question that is drawn out from the passage isRead More +