Friendships are a big part of any human being. We were created to be relational. The question before us is, what kind of friend are you? Are you a casual, superficial friend—a mere socialiser, or even a destroyer—or are you a friend more loyal than
In the text before us, we enter the Garden with Jesus, Peter, James, and John. Without being unduly critical, let us learn to pay better attention than they did. Whether we are prepared for what lies ahead depends on it. We must watch and we
It has been well said that envy is an idol factory, which gives rise to other sins in our lives and leaves us dissatisfied and in a state of discontentment. Its destructive force extends to relationships around us. But we are never left without hope.
In June 2009, I preached a sermon from Exodus 15 titled “When the Music Fades.” There, God’s people, having just celebrated his faithfulness and power, worshipfully sang in response (vv. 1–21). Almost immediately after their celebration, they murmured because of unbelief (vv. 22–27). They went