Question: “Why does God allow natural disasters?” Answer: Why does God allow earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, mudslides, wildfires, and other natural disasters? Tragedies like the 2023 earthquake in Turkey and Syria cause many people to question God’s goodness. It is distressing that natural disasters are often termed “acts of God” while no “credit” is … More Why does God allow natural disasters?
We continue our “Series in “Genesis“ BEFORE READING GENESIS 13, I RECOMMEND READING JOHN GILL’S INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS GENESIS 13 Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: In this chapter we have a further account concerning Abram. I. In general, of his condition and behaviour in the land of promise, which was now the land of his pilgrimage. … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/01/2023
We continue our “Series in “Genesis“ BEFORE READING GENESIS 11, I RECOMMEND READING JOHN GILL’S INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS GENESIS 12 Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: The pedigree and family of Abram we had an account of in the foregoing chapter; here the Holy Ghost enters upon his story, and henceforward Abram and his seed are almost … More Devotional Thought for Today – 01/31/2023
Genesis 37-50 Joseph’s Story is full of very interesting characters and story plots. Behind it, all is the overarching theme of God’s Sovereignty; Genesis 50:20, but one is remiss if we depend on that as the only verse upon which to hang the sovereign banner. Gen 37: Joseph’s Dream Gen 37: The Plot against Joseph … More Devotional Thought for Today – 04/05/2022
ISAIAH 60:12 CONTEXT: Matthew Henry breaks down this portion of scripture as follows: 60:9-14 God will be very gracious. We must begin with his promise, thence all mercies take rise. Many shall be brought into the church, even from far countries. Christ is always ready to receive all who come to him; and the gate … More Devotional Thought for Today – 03/30/2022
A Theology of Sin and Sovereignty: How Sin Never Disrupts God’s Sovereign Decree “This is my Father’s world: O let me ne’er forget. That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”1 This stanza from Maltbie Babcock’s hymn This is My Father’s World has comforted many Christians since it was published in 1915. It … More A Theology of Sin and Sovereignty
Suffering SUCKS, Oh poor pitiful me. That is one way to look at adversity in our Christian life, the other, more Biblical way is to accept God’s Sovereignty and providence in our lives and learn from the process, draw closer to God, strengthen our faith. Here are five questions I’m learning to ask when I … More Don’t Waste Your Suffering
“Back in the day,” “in the good ol’ days,” “back when I was a kid,” “it used to be this way.” These are phrases that many people like to use as they compare the way things used to be with the way life is at present. Why do they do this? Because they are not … More Sunday Sermon Series – 01/16/2022
PSALM 86 CONTEXT: C.H. Spurgeon’s Treasury of David states: TITLE. A Prayer of David. We have here one of the five psalms entitled Tephillahs or prayers. This psalm consists of praise as well as prayer, but it is in all parts so directly addressed to God that it is most fitly called “a prayer.” A prayer is none … More Devotional thought for today – 11/18/21
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken Isaiah 1:2a KJV CONTEXT: v.1 identifies the author of the book as Isaiah and there seems to be no argument amongst historians. The following from Reformed Answers is a good summary of the book: On the one hand Isaiah’s ministry consisted largely of bringing … More Devotional Thought for Today – 11/16/21
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