Ancient Songs for Modern Problems: Discovering God’s Goodness

One theologian wrote “What comes into your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.” What comes into your mind when you think about God? How did you reach those conclusions? Often it’s our trials and disappointments which form our beliefs about Him. But what if our conclusions are wrong? What if God is better than we think? That’s what David discovered and that is why he invited us “to taste and see that the Lord is good.”

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The Battle for Peace: Turning Anxiety into Prayer

Prayer is the main strategy God gives us for overcoming anxiety, so when anxious thoughts begin to dominate our thoughts that’s our cue to pray. David modelled for us in the Psalms how to deal with anxieties in prayer by instructing us to pray with gut-level honesty — what he called, “pouring our hearts out to the Lord”. It’s as we get real with God that we exchange our anxieties for His peace.

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The Foolishness of the Cross

As we draw near to Easter, we reflect on the unexpected scene of the Savior who suffered and died on a Roman cross. Even Jesus' closest followers thought it was the moment of ultimate defeat, no one understood that it was actually the moment of ultimate victory — when sin is defeated and the barrier between us and God removed. That’s why, as Paul said, 'we preach Christ crucified’.

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