Blog Posts from August 2017

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1 Samuel 5–6. Who will we worship?

by slpcenglish

27 August – 2 September 2017. 1 Samuel 5–6 (click to read). In the Bible days, it was common for people to think that each country had their own gods. Israel had a god, but so did the Philistines and the Egyptians and all of their other neighbours too. When countries went to war, people […]

2 Corinthians 12. When God says “No”

by slpcenglish

20–26 August 2017. 2 Corinthians 12 (click to read). For years Paul had been suffering. He doesn’t tell us what his problem was, only that it was a “thorn in the flesh”, something that hurt him deeply and brought him great pain. In v. 8 Paul tells us that he prayed earnestly to God three […]

2 Corinthians 4. Why bother being nice?

by slpcenglish

13–19 August 2017. 2 Corinthians 4 (click to read). We have a saying in English: “No good deed goes unpunished.” We go to so much effort to be nice to others and treat them well, and the only thing we get back from them is meanness and aggression! We try our hardest to help people, […]

Psalm 38. Do we dare look in the mirror?

by slpcenglish

6–12 August 2017. Psalm 38 (click to read). It’s very easy for us to see other people’s sins, but we often don’t see our own sins at all. We look at ourselves in the mirror but we don’t see our failings. Instead our eyes and our minds trick us into thinking that we are better […]