Sunday School, October 13, 2019
Habakkuk asked God over and over again, “WHY?” Is it ever right to question God? Others have done so - Moses, Joshua, Job, Jeremiah, the psalmist and others. Saying, “why?” is natural for little children, but are we not spiritually wiser than to question God? There are two key reasons we would ask God this question. 1) Failure to trust Him and 2) because we cannot see what God sees or know what He alone knows. He wants us to trust Him by faith even when life, from our perspective, is filled with trouble and all seems illogical. Jesus Himself is our example who endured the cross on our behalf for the joy that was soon to be His at the right hand of the throne of God. Knowing the outcome, we also can rejoice in the Lord (1 Peter 1:6; 4:13; Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:16).
Confidence in the Gospel: Living in Faith
Sunday Morning Service, October 6, 2019
Since Jesus Christ is our Great High Priest we should draw near to God, hold fast to our confession, and stir up one another to love and good works. The Church is God's gift to his believers to help them not to throw away their confidence in the gospel. So, we have a greater foundation for our faith because we have received the promise the Old Testament saints never did.
Luke 11:1; Acts 4:12; Romans 8:17; Hebrews 2:12; Mark 14:36; Revelation 5:8; Nehemiah 1:4-11; 4:4,5, 9
Sunday School, October 6, 2019
In this session, the concept of Redemptive Praying will be explained further. Then we will extract principles of effective praying from the prayers of Nehemiah.