Question: We are called to be slow to anger (James 1:19-20) because it does not produce righteousness that God desires. But we've also read how God can be angry and it is justified considering how sinful we, his people, are. God's anger is thus a righteous anger. I'm wondering if we can too claim this … Continue reading 10. Can sinful people have righteous anger?
8 Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— 9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became … Continue reading Godly Regret Paves the Way to New Life – 2 Corinthians 7:8-12
I heard that a couple of you guys in the muso team have been recently discussing particular lyrics in a worship song of choice, as to whether these lyrics exhibit theological truths that are potentially unhelpful (at the very least), or catastrophic (at its very worst) to our congregation, who will be singing these songs … Continue reading 9. Is it wrong to call Jesus my ‘friend’ or ‘brother’?
Many of us are compelled into saving faith in Christ by the all-giving, self-sacrificial atonement He performed as His all-encompassing declaration of His eternal love for the world. In many instances we assume that this was God’s ultimate design, purpose and goal in the history of mankind all along: to save sinners like us and … Continue reading 8. Is God a narcissist and an attention seeker for wanting to glorify Himself?
1. What is the book about? ‘Gunning for God’ by John Lennox focuses on defending Christianity from the ‘New Atheists’, a subgroup of atheists that see religion as poisonous and detrimental to society, and view science and evidence as front and centre of thought and belief . In the book, Lennox systematically decrypts and deconstructs … Continue reading John Lennox – Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall … Continue reading Perseverance of the Saints
Most people here know that I came to know and love Christ mid-late 2017, and I’m so thankful that you have all played an important part in my journey and that you are here today. Becoming a Christian and obeying Christ is the most wonderful experience of my life. I come from a typical Chinese … Continue reading Searched For Meaning, Found Christ
Many of you will know that I have called myself a ‘Christian’ for a long time – but there is an obvious difference between someone who calls themselves a Christian and someone who really is one. A Christian is someone who has turned from rebelling against God – living their own way – to instead, … Continue reading How Calvinism Lead Me to Christ
Corporate worship is God’s gathering of Christians from all around the globe, through the glorious grace that was bestowed on them, so that they may all be united in declaring His magnificence. Through the atoning death and resurrection of Christ, God welcomes us to commune with Him and to find everlasting intimacy and joy in … Continue reading 5 Practical Ways to Doing Corporate Worship Well
Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep. Bzzz Bzzz I lay completely still, telling myself that if I can pretend it’s not happening, it’s not really happening. Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep! Bzzzzzz Bzzzzzz My phone continues to bleat relentlessly, louder this time to communicate the supposed urgency. I shove my pillow over my head. … Continue reading Working through God’s vision for work
Before we dive into answering the question, it will be most helpful to paste the anchor text here, as well as its parallel pericope from Luke 10:27: 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and … Continue reading 6. What does it practically look like to ‘love the Lord your God will all your… soul’ in Matthew 22:37?
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season … Continue reading Human Flourishing is found in the Word of God – Psalm 1
When Jesus’ mother, Mary Magdalene, and Salome brought fragrant spices to anoint the body of Jesus, what they witnessed in the empty tomb would not only change their own lives, but the lives of everyone in the whole world forever. The empty tomb has served as the bedrock for the confidence of many who have … Continue reading 5. What is the significance of the empty tomb in Mark 16:1-7?
There are a variety of reasons for the creation of multiple denominations. Christians often have different interpretations on how particular portions of Scriptures are to be understood. Many also have particular convictions as to which church practices should be conducted in corporate worship and how worship services should be structured. Others divide on their view … Continue reading 4. What are the differences among various Protestant denominations?
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to … Continue reading Irresistible Grace
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is … Continue reading Limited Atonement
At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. “No … Continue reading Unconditional Election
1. What is the book about? Strange Fire is an analysis of the Pentecostal movement which reveals and emphasises how many of their practices are not simply theologically divergent, but outright unbiblical. The title comes from Leviticus 10 – Nadab and Abihu’s offering to God. Typically, a priest would provide a burnt offering while God … Continue reading John Macarthur – Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship
The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually (Genesis 6:5) And you were dead in the trespasses and sins, in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power … Continue reading Total Depravity
Hello people of ACG! We’ll be starting the year with this blog’s first topical series on the Doctrines of Grace, more popularly known as the 5 Points of Calvinism. These 5 Points do not exhaust all the gems that are found in the goldmine of Reformed Theology and certainly isn’t synonymous with the gospel; yet … Continue reading Introduction to the 5 Points of Calvinism
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 … Continue reading Making your Resolution Count: Making your Spiritual Gifts count for God’s Glory
One of the things that characterise young people is fervour. I remember chatting with a friend of mine a few years ago who told me his bold ambition to make a million dollars by the time he turned 30. By the looks of how he is progressing in his career right now, I'd say he … Continue reading Are we chasing with as much fervour?