Error 404: God Not Found

Error 404 One of my favourite motifs to study that appear throughout the Scriptures is that of thirst. The Psalms capture it beautifully, “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God” (Psalm 42:1-2)? Perhaps what […]

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Bearing Our Cross

Luke 9:23 is a well-known passage amongst us Christians, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Yet this passage is often misinterpreted. Most contend this passage is a generalisation about discipleship—that we have to be Christlike in all circumstances. Whilst I concede being Christlike is a […]

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An Altar to the Lord

Genesis 12:7, [Abram] built [at Moreh] an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. This was the first time Abram built an altar to YHWH, and he did not pick it at random; God Himself chose the location. And for what purpose? In Luther’s words, “He appoints a definite place where the church should […]

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Being Offended

Matthew 11:6, “Blessed is the one who is not offended by Me.” The world is so concerned with “offending” others, yet they could care less about offending the Creator and His stewards. Why don’t they care? Because they find Christ and His God offensive. Christ disapproves of their hedonism and licentiousness, and they are offended. Christ […]

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Christian Fellowship

Matthew 18:20, “Where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.” Any Christian who makes the absurd claim that they do not need to go to church does not fathom the full significance of Jesus’ words here. For church is not so much the location as it is those members who […]

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The Christian Dispersion

Acts 8:4, Now those who were scattered went about preaching the Word. At this time in Acts, the early Church had grown immensely. After Pentecost, they went from barely any believers to over 3,000 believers who gathered regularly for worship. Things were going well for these early Christians—the apostles were healing and performing other miracles, there […]

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Worshipping God

Psalm 100:1-2, Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! In 1 Chronicles 16, the ark of the covenant is brought into the tent of meeting and David leads the congregation of people in worship at this church dedication. They are rejoicing that they have […]

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