5 thoughts on the book of Job for young people

5 thoughts on the book of Job for young people

For many of us, we know that the book of Job exists and is about suffering, but beyond that, our understanding is hazy. Some English and Literature majors may have read this book while learning about irony. Others of us may know that this book is often used to encourage those who are suffering but how it does it specifically, we are unsure.

What is its place in the Bible and what does it really mean for young people? Here are 5 thoughts to start us of!

Woe to Blood Cities (Nahum 3:1-19)

Woe to Blood Cities (Nahum 3:1-19)

What is God warning about bloody cities? God is not just talking about Nineveh and Assyria, one city and kingdom. God is actually talking about a bigger dimension.

Salvation in judgment (Nahum 2: 1-13)

Salvation in judgment (Nahum 2: 1-13)

The first chapter of Nahum makes clear that God’s judgment is about to fall on Nineveh for her idolatry, pride, and evil. Chapter 2 is a prophetic lens through which we catch a glimpse of the terrible judgment that is about to befall Ninevah. The recurring themes of harsh, thorough, and unstoppable judgment coupled with God’s salvation for His people follow through from the first chapter. But what does it mean for us? We read the minor prophets in a world that has excised judgment from its vocabulary. We read it to learn about what God’s terrible judgment reveals about His character, and what it means for us today!

Cutting, Breaking, Coming (Nahum 1:9-15)

Cutting, Breaking, Coming (Nahum 1:9-15)

Who are the enemies of God? This is the question that we'll consider as we examine this passage. In fact, does it surprise you that God has enemies? 

Resurrection life (and living)

Resurrection life (and living)

Christians celebrate Good Friday and Easter every year and every year, it seems like the same message. For some, it is easier to see our sins and the ways in which we have failed. Our sin and rebellion, as well as the good that we know we ought to do but don’t do, seem to be clearer and easier to pick out. But what about the Christian’s hope? Are the promises of the resurrection only for the life to come? As you can probably guess from these questions, the answer is a resounding NO!

The “Life Alive” series was meant to unpack some of the implications of the resurrection for the Christian. It has practical implications not just for an abstract future, but for our daily struggles now.

A meditation on Ps 42

A meditation on Ps 42

Psalm 42 teaches us how to speak to our soul and teach our hearts to hope in God.

Christian joy: its elusiveness and pursuit

Christian joy: its elusiveness and pursuit

Marie Kondo has recently introduced the phrase “spark joy” into popular speech. Christians often speak about joy too, but what does it really mean? What if I’m not really feeling the joy of Christ now? What if He just isn’t sparking joy for me? Does it mean that I’m not a Christian, and what should I do?

Is this your struggle? Has it crossed your mind before? If so, you are not alone.

How to "One-on-One"

How to "One-on-One"

One-on-one. Life-on-life.

Perhaps you’ve heard these phrases used to describe Christian discipleship. But what exactly should one do when we meet another?

It’s not that difficult, and a lot of it is quite intuitive. Here, we’ve split it into 3 categories: before, during and after the meeting.

Putting the OT together

Putting the OT together

In out OT overview series, we sought to, as the name suggest, provide a broad look at the books in the OT. The content in the series might have been overwhelming so this post aims to compile and put everything together!

FAQ: Covenants in the books of Moses

FAQ: Covenants in the books of Moses

Christians often speak of covenants, but what is this legal language doing in the Bible? Is it relevant?

We’ve put together a quick overview of the covenants especially as they’re mentioned and used in the first 5 books of the Bible. This is important as it serves as a foundation for themes and ideas unpacked in the rest of the OT and also continued in the NT.

"Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"

"Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"

This is a hymn that is still sung in a number of churches today and the lyrics speak of the richness of our salvation in Christ.