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,
Ask yourself this question: “Do I really believe that I need encouragement to maintain my faith?” The answer should be yes. In fact, we are commanded ‘encourage one another’. If we want to be growing together we need to be a community that builds each other up. Some of us will need encouragement every day,
Life can be so consumed with hundreds of little activities and events. We can run from one exciting experience or one mini-crisis to the next in a matter of days, if not hours. But there is one truth that gives a rock-solidness and steadfast resilience to every Christian – the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Oh
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at one of our ‘G’ core values, that of Growing together. We will do this through a series that challenges us to look to one another. The first phrase comes form the lips of Jesus and is the one on which all the other phrases depend.
Forbes recently released its list of the 50 richest people in the world. As you look over the list you realise that someone is missing. Who? God! What God owns makes Bill Gates look like a pauper. His holdings extend as far as the universe. The Bible says that there is no one and noRead More +
Today we will look at the final sola of the Reformation, the one that sums up the point of all the others. While the Reformers were well able to summarize their distinctive teaching into neat phrases, they were mindful to keep in focus the goal of it all, the glory of God. In our textRead More +
As we continue our journey through the story or Elijah, we meet yet another very colourful and quite enigmatic character in Scripture. One whose calling, life and attitude towards living out his faith in a hostile environment reflects much of our own experience with remarkable accuracy. Please join us on Sunday morning as we meetRead More +
What do experts tell us makes for a healthy lifestyle today? Rest, good nutrition and exercise to name a few. The Bible also talks about the importance of all these things, making a connection between our faith and our physical and mental health. We believe that God wants us to be healthy and that partRead More +
‘Walking with God Towards Wholeness in Christ’ Today I invite you to join me, walking with God, aiming at lifestyle adjustment, towards wholeness in Christ!”Read More +