Bible Reading Column

The Gospel In Proverbs

The Gospel In Proverbs   The book of Proverbs is one of the “many ways” God spoke (Heb. 1:1), leading us to his only Son Jesus.What stands out about the book of Proverbs is its gracious offer of divine wisdom for foolish and weak people.   The book of Proverbs is an outpouring of grace […]

Introduction to Proverbs

Introduction to Proverbs* Introduction This coming week we will wrap up Book 1 of Psalms (Psalms 1~41) and start Proverbs. Whereas the Psalms are filled with expressions of emotion, of pain, joy and praise, and in turn show us how to process our experiences before God, Proverbs calls us to study, to think, to learn […]

Reflection on Psalm 32

Reflection on Psalm 32 Psalm 32 achieves no mean feat by alerting us—dramatically—to the seriousness of sin. Even though it is, in fact, the least aspect of the problem of sin, the psalm underlines the personal pity of it all. Sin burdens, diminishes and blights the life of the sinner (verses 3—4). It may not […]

SPECIAL EASTER SUNDAY COLUMN: BAPTISM

SPECIAL EASTER SUNDAY COLUMN: BAPTISM Easter Sunday marks the highlight of church’s life together. Not only do we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but we also celebrate the new life that Christ has brought about by calling his people out of death into life. Jesus Christ after his death and resurrection and before his ascension gave this command to […]

Reflection on Psalm 22-23

Reflection on Psalm 22-23*  The two psalms—psalm 22 & 23—read today provide a striking contrast between the holy and the homely.  Psalm 22 is such holy ground that we take off our shoes and walk with careful, even hesitant steps. More than any other passage of Scripture it penetrates into the actual suffering of our […]

Reflection on Psalm 13

Reflection on Psalm 13* 1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and answer me, O […]

Psalms 3~10

Psalms 3~10* <Reflection on Psalms 3~7> Psalms, indeed, for a time of trouble—and full of lessons for any and every troubled soul. A very fundamental lesson emerges from a simple observation. Of the fifty-five verses in these psalms, about fifteen are devoted to enemies and their threat, but about thirty to truths, thoughts of God […]

Mar 04 2018: Introduction to Psalms

Introduction to Psalms* Title The book of Psalms, or Psalter, has supplied to believers some of their best-loved Bible passages. It is a collection of 150 poems that express a wide variety of emotions, including: love and adoration toward God, sorrow over sin, dependence on God in desperate circumstances, the battle of fear and trust, […]

Feb 25 2018: Prayer

This week as we come to the end of the month of February, we will be finishing off our reading of the book of Acts and then start Psalms in March. As we wrap up our reading of Acts in light of missions month in February, we want to zoom in on prayer. In Luke […]