Isaiah 40:1-31All of us have times in our lives when we have doubts. We wonder ‘Does God really care?’ and ‘Does God really have the power?’ The answers to our doubts are found in the sovereign shepherd of this chapter.
John 10:22-30 Christianity has been around for millennia. In this country, there are churches everywhere, the basics are taught in schools, and Christmas has a high profile. Yet, despite all this, committed Christians seem few and far between, including in our workplaces. Surely, if Christianity is true, more would believe? To address this question, we’ll consider what Jesus has to say in John 10.
Isaiah 40:6-11 “I shop for things I don’t need. I buy things that are too expensive which makes me feel better about myself temporarily. I shop more when I’m sad, lonely, feeling down, anxious. What is the cure?” Like that woman, we’re tempted to look for comfort in life in shopping or eating or drinking…
One discussion forum post declared, “My week sucked, my day sucked, and I’m sick of hearing depressing stuff on the news. So let’s have a thread of happy news”. What good news would you have posted in response? What comfort does the Bible give?