Contributed on Jan 7, 2013
God’s love never changes and never gives up.
I read through Hosea in one sitting and this is the picture I got: • … a grieving Lover, urging for the return of His beloved, who has left Him for other loves. Despite the infidelity, the Lover was unrelenting. • He was determined to pay any price that would bring His beloved back to His ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2013
God's warning is an act of grace, an act of love and a gift of hope. His desire is not to condemn but to save.
[Read Amos 7:7-17] Amos saw a vision – God standing by a wall that has been built true and straight. • He was also holding a plumb line in His hand, to confirm that the wall has been build true and straight. • If the wall is true, the plumb line will prove it. If it is not, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2013
True worships relates, it is a relationship, not rituals. True worship obeys. To obey is better than sacrifices. True worship impacts. It changes your life and influences others.
God has chosen to bless His people Israel and through them, the world. • They were set apart to worship God and be His witnesses to the nations. • But sadly, the people have gone astray. God was pleading His case, calling the mountains and hills to be His witnesses. • 6:3 ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2013
God is a God of second chances. He creates those second chances. God's mercy changes lives.
Read Jonah 1:1-3, 3:1-5, 4:1-3 God is eager to forgive. He is glad that people are given second chances. • If there's one thing that is true about man, it is this - we have a great capacity to mess up, to err and sin. • But even more infinite than our ability to sin is God's ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2013
God is just and will judge. God is sovereign and in control. We are all answerable to God.
Today we want to look at Nahum. He prophesied God’s judgement against Nineveh, the capital of Assyria. • We read last week of Jonah’s call to Nineveh and how they repented. That’s 100 years ago. • 3 generations after, God will ultimately judge them for their evil ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2013
Hope in God, even when He is not doing anything. Trust in God, even when you do not understand His way. Worship God by holding on to what you know about Him.
We hardly hear a sermon preached on Habakkuk, which has only 3 chapters, but we do have some popular verses from this book – • 2:4 “The righteous will live by his faith” (quoted a few times in NT), • 2:20 “The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2013
God is concerned and involved in your life. Seek Him with all your heart. Our future is in His hands.
[Read Zephaniah 1:1-18] The key to this book is the phrase "the Day of the Lord." • It’s a common phrase used in the prophetic books but Zephaniah used it more than any other prophet. • It is the Lord’s D-day for men - the day He executes judgment, both to His people as well as the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 4, 2013
Realisation leads to Repentance, and that leads to Restoration. In realisation, we need fresh revelations of God. In repentance, we need to see the good purposes of God. In restoration, we seek to return to God.
[Read Joel 2:11b-14] `Even now,` declares the LORD, `return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.` 13Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2013
Don't let pride blinds you to the need of God and the needs of others. Be humble and faithful. We need God's grace and mercy. As we are led by God, let us do the will of God and be instruments of blessings for others.
Obadiah reveals God’s stern words to Edom, a nation South of Judah. • The Edomites were the descendants of Esau, the brother of Jacob. Esau and Jacob are the twin sons of Isaac. • Remember, Jacob cheated his brother for the father’s blessing? The two brothers were in ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2013
Haggai awakens the people from their complacency. Establish the priorities and make God the centre of their lives. Recognise the source of their blessings and trust God their Giver. Restore to God His due glory.
Haggai is the 2nd shortest book in the OT, after Obadiah (last Sunday). • We are down to the last 3 books of the Minor Prophets and also the last 3 chronologically – Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. • Haggai and Zechariah spoke to the Israelites after their return from captivity, challenging the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2013
Don't over-estimate what you can do, alone. Don't under-estimate what God can do, through you.
The word of the Lord came to the remnant who had returned to Jerusalem. • Last week, we read of prophet Haggai challenging to the people to rebuild the Temple of God and restore the worship of God. • God encourages the people now through Zechariah (contemporary of Haggai). He spoke ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2013
God speaks. We listen. God will tell us what we need to hear, when we need to hear it.
MALACHI is last of all the Minor Prophets. • His message is given about 80 years after Haggai and Zechariah, and 400 years before Jesus entered the scene. • By now the Temple has been rebuilt, the people had their own homes, and most likely, the wall of Jerusalem was being rebuilt or had ...read more