Posts from March 2022

Audacious Trust

This is the last Sunday of our current preaching and Bible study series in the epistle of James. Throughout, we have been reminded and challenged by James that true faith works itself out naturally in our words and actions. If we truly believe that Jesus is the Christ, and are fully convinced that his teachings…

Be Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak

Would you consider yourself a good listener? James 1:19 calls not just pastors, counsellors, and church leaders, but every believer to be a good listener. Good listening is an antidote to angry responses or unbridled speeches. But what is good listening? It is not just keeping quiet. That is often helpful though. It is also…

Planning Because of Our Certain Future

Last week, James reminded us that because we don’t know what tomorrow will bring, it is arrogant to make plans of our own as though our future is certain (Jas. 4:14-16). But that isn’t to say that we don’t know anything about the future. There is one future event that we can be absolutely certain…

Give Thanks

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his mercy endures forever (Ps. 136:1). As the choir leads the congregation in worship this morning, my heart is filled with thankfulness as I reflected on the music ministry these past two years. Early in the pandemic, when singing was identified as a high-risk activity in…