Joy & Peace in the Gospel

Romans 15:13, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. The Lord’s definition of joy and peace differs from the world’s definition. For the world, joy and peace come through emotions and experiences. To them, peace…

Idolatry of the Self

Habakkuk 1:11, “Then they sweep by like the wind and go on, guilty men, whose own might is their god!” These are the ways of the ungodly. To them, God’s favour is material fortune; to have misfortune is to lack God’s favour. Such are the wicked teachings of evil men, such as Joel Osteen, that blasphemous…

The Peace of God

Philippians 4:7, And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. These are the words proclaimed at the close of the pastor’s sermon. The peace of God is not what human reason surmises—namely, the cessation of evil. This is not what the text says; it says…

How Can We Have Peace in the Midst of Evil?

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, and we peaceably gathered with our congregations to remember Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as King of Israel, to celebrate His Kingship today, and worship Him as the Prince of Peace. Yet it wasn’t peaceful for every Christian yesterday. In Egypt, two churches were attacked by suicide bombers for doing what we…

Does Jesus Advocate Gun Rights?

Before I start, let me first make it irrevocably clear that the point of this article is not to push forward any political agenda. I am not going to be using Scripture to support the Republican side for gun rights or the Democrat side for no gun rights. (Full disclosure: I support Americans’ 2nd Amendment…

Killing Lazarus

John 12:9-11, When the large crowd of the Jews learnt that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews…