Text: Genesis 3:1-13When Satan enters the garden, he goes to Eve first to tempt her, and not to Adam, who bears the authority. Satan knows that tempting Adam was best done through his wife. Adam was present, he heard the conversation betweenEve and the serpent, and he did nothing. Adam failed to perform his duty[…]

Text: Genesis 2:20-25This passage gives us another look at what we first saw in Gen.1:24, the creation of animals. Here, we have the added information that God’s new gardenkeeper, Adam, will determine the names of objects and creation. The giving of names shows authority. Just as parents or other family members give names to babies,[…]

Text: Genesis 2:1-8This passage tells us of the cultural mandate, namely; God’s requirement of man to work. One of God’s reasons He created man was for man to care for God’s special garden. This was the beginning of man’s mandate to care for theworld. God planted the garden and provided everything that plants need to[…]

Text: Job 20:1-29 Zophar’s second speech is an attempt to answer Jōb’s observation about how the wicked do not necessarily suffer. Zophar agrees a little bit, but he states that the exaltation of the wicked is brief. Sure, they might do well in health and wealth, but it will be a short enjoyment. A wicked[…]

Meaning and purpose of lent

We thank all those that spared time to join the Ash Wednesday service. Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, where Christians mark their foreheads with ash as a symbol of sorrow and mourning over their sin. It is written in Daniel, Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer[…]

ACP Update for 21st February 2021

The ACP Team continues to thank God for His faithfulness for the Cathedral Build- ing project through the tough year and lock-down season. Phase 3 works are ongoing and hence the site remains under restricted access. This year 2020 has been optimized through Transition Works in small lots, despite the continuing effect of the Covid-19 pandemic[…]

Text: Job 19:1-29 For the purpose of argument Jōb allows for the possibility that he has sinned (v.4). But he answers by saying that it has only affected himself. God has attacked Jōb with great force, but Jōb is only in a small tent (v.12). Everyone now despises him. So, he begs his friends to show him compassion. But[…]

Text: Jōb 18:1-21 Bildad begins by rebuking Jōb for not thinking about what he will say (he would like Jōb to stop talking), and for treating his friends rudely. He then spends the rest of the chapter speaking about the fate of the wicked, which is nothing new in these speeches. Bildad implies that Jōb is that[…]

Text: Jōb 17:1-16 Jōb admits to being spiritually exhausted, and he is surrounded by people who mock him and his circumstances. Therefore, v3, Jōb asks God to say something that would prove Jōb right and silence the mockers. However, those who are righteous, vv.8-9, are disturbed by how Jōb is being treated, but they do not let go of their faith.[…]

Text Job 16:1-22 Eliphaz said that Jōb is attacking God, as all wicked people do. But Jōb says just the opposite – God is doing the attacking against Jōb (v7-9, etc.).Read again vv.11-13, the violence that Jōb believes God is bringing against him. It is true that God has sovereignly planned the suffering for Jōb, and God is[…]