The church is not a building but a covenant people
Your trust in someone grows as you look at their track record.
The grace of God shines upon us so that others may experience the saving power of God in their lives
There are times in life when we need someone to talk to and when we call that trusted family member or friend, they were not there for us.
The storm stiller became the sin bearer.
God wants to hear your voice. He desires for you to bring your cares and concerns to Him. The first verse of this psalm begins with
The well-known Ravi Zacharias put it this way, “I came to Him because I did not know which way to turn. I remained with Him because
In a time where our state is experiencing great financial need, it is natural to think money is the ultimate solution.
matter how far your seem or feel from God, you can call out to him. “The end of the earth” is the furthest parts of the earth, where a person may be.
Life as we know it seems to be entering another phase of change. As businesses, activities and public venues slowly continue to open more and more,
Charles Spurgeon once said, “The music of the sanctuary is in no small degree indebted to the trials of the saints.”
n this challenging psalm, the writer is invoking God’s divine judgment on his enemies. These people are wicked leaders who are devising evil plans,
It is the greatness of God’s love that causes us to go public in sharing the good news of God (v10). The heart of God has always been global,
David was not oblivious to the dangers around him, nor does he take them lightly when he writes that “he I shall not be afraid.” In fact, he acknowledges that he was afraid
Maybe you are experiencing a flood of anxious thoughts as you think about the many worries during this pandemic. Like the psalmist
God does not promise a trouble-free life for His people. In fact, followers of Jesus will experience trouble for their faith. Also, living
The Bible show us where we fall short, but then points us to our solution.
We can trust God’s faithful love in abundance and in pandemics.
Often times we tend to stop at forgiveness. We remind ourselves of the cross and the price that Jesus paid for our sins, but we can forget that
During this pandemic, there’s a lot of agencies and organization one can call for support and help. The likelihood often depends on how well resourced that program is, and
READ PSALM 49 But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. (Psalm 49:15) Growing up, you probably had a great vision for your life. Whether that's making a lot of money, playing professional sports, or making a name for yourself by...
READ PSALM 48 He will guide us forever (Psalm 48:14) We all look for guidance sometime in our lives. During this pandemic, our community is looking to government officials to lead the way in protecting the people while seeking the overall flourishing of all. We hear...
What if you don’t feel like singing due to the hardships and challenges during this pandemic. You feel the weight of the past few months, and you are disheartened. Jesus Himself
Life got crazy for the psalmist. The ground and the mountains, both pictures of stability, were being removed from their place. In those moments of chaos, one thing that is certain i
As this pandemic continues, perhaps you have witnessed, read about or watched on social media injustice and wickedness locally, nationally or globally. You ache to see righteous actions by authority figures and citizens. You wonder if justice will ever be done.
There is some suffering that can clearly be connected to a decision we make. If we blow up at a friend because of stress from our current situation, we may destroy that friendship. If we become negligent
Perhaps in this present time, your heart feels far from God. The challenges of this current pandemic and the struggle with sin have left you feeling
What do you do when depression and anxiety flood your heart? How do you respond when you feel that you can barely get out of bed, to absorb whatever the day has for you?
The famous preacher Charles Spurgeon wrote, “Be not surprised when friends fail you: it is a failing world.” Maybe you’ve recently
Sharing God’s work is the result of experiencing His love. Perhaps during this pandemic you have had opportunities to share the hope you have in Jesus with others around you but
Today, we are experiencing the devastating truth of our mortality. Young and old have lost their lives to the COVID-19. Countries are being
David was in excruciating physical and emotional pain, which he associated with his sin (v3-4). Instead of hiding his sin or excusing it,
You’ve probably seen this verse on coffee mugs or t-shirts. Maybe this is a verse you have memorized. At first reading it appears
When people think about God, words like holy and powerful often come to mind. When it comes to God’s intentions towards humanity
Loving our enemies is impossible on our own. The good news
One of the joys you may miss during this stay-at-home order is sharing a good meal with friends or family. Sure, ZOOM calls
As the month of April comes to a close, and we are still experiencing stay-at-home orders, it’s easy to focus on what we don’t have or experience. It may have been
As you experience life with many freedoms removed, there’s a greater freedom that we need. It’s the freedom to
To “fear” the Lord is not the fear of uncertainty that a pandemic brings. Rather it’s
Sometimes the night seems to last so long, but regardless of how we feel, we can know that
Sometimes the hardships in our lives seem to eclipse God’s greatness.
In difficult circumstances, we have the opportunity to respond to God in trust or distrust.
What do you want right now? David asked God for
From the beginning, God’s plan for humanity was to
Maybe as you have been stuck at home, you’ve found yourself doing a lot more introspection of your life, even unearthing past sins. When you feel guilty and ashamed,
Come worship the King. Who is this King of Glory?
The Good Shepherd leads us through difficult times. In those moments we have the opportunity to
Jesus took God’s righteous judgment, so that we could experience God’s nearness.
The deep joy of the King is available for you.
Trust in God does not result in passivity. It’s active obedience.
Creation sings the glory of God, but what do you do when you are not able to enjoy the beach or take that hike to experience it?
In this life where change happens at a fast pace, we need someone steady and reliable.
What does it mean for God to keep you as the apple of His eye?
God has secured for his children an inheritance that cannot be taken away.
How good is good enough? The standard is higher than you think.
There is one disease that no one is immune to.
One of the deepest pains is to feel forgotten by those who you care about. It’s not that they stop remembering who you are, but…
With so many lies in the world, we need truth to depend on.
When the foundations of life and society crumble around us, how should we respond?
David began Psalm 10 with questions. Where are You when we need you? Why are you uninvolved? After witnessing the oppression of the vulnerable, David cried out to God for justice. Maybe that’s what you feel
A “stronghold” is a fortress, a place of refuge from invading armies and natural disasters.
Sometimes we fail to see the greatness of God in times of hardship. Like rain clouds that blanket the Koʻolau mountains,
God is the righteous judge, which means He will punish all evil doers giving to each person what they deserve.
How long, O Lord? Maybe that’s what you have been thinking over the past few weeks. As stories of tragedy break on social media like towering waves crashing on your heart,
When suffering and threatened by enemies, what did David do? He praised God (v11). He’s not the only one.
God gives peace that is immune to your circumstances. David experienced it as he wrote this psalm.
Do you feel vulnerable? God is your shield. He’s defending you 24/7 from whatever comes your way (v6).
READ PSALM 2 The LORD said to me,“You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,and the ends of the earth your possession. (Psalm 2:7-8) Even in chaotic circumstances, Jesus is king. When nations rage, people plot,...