Has God abandoned His people?

Has God abandoned His people?

Written by Sean Tong What is the current state of the church? Across the world, Christians face persecution. This has been no less evident recently in Iraq where Islamic militants have been giving Christians there a horrific ultimatum: Convert and pay a tax or die. Not only that, they have also purportedly committed further atrocities, […]

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ODJ: He hears our cry

ODJ: He hears our cry

Have you ever felt as if no one was there for you when you faced a difficult and trying time? Perhaps King David’s words reflect what you were feeling: “I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me” (Psalm 142:4).

David wrote Psalm 142 when he was hiding away in the darkness of a cav

ODB: No Simple Recipe

ODB: No Simple Recipe

For our grandson’s birthday, my wife baked and decorated a gigantic chocolate chip cookie to serve at his party. She got out her cookbook, gathered the ingredients, and began to follow the simple steps involved in making cookies. She followed a simple recipe and everything turned out well.Wouldn’t it be nice if life was like that? Just follow a few easy steps and then enjoy a happy life.But li

ODB: Grieving From A to Z

ODB: Grieving From A to Z

November 14, 2011 READ: Lamentations 3:25-33 Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion. —Lamentations 3:32 Jerusalem was engulfed in flames, and the prophet Jeremiah wept. His prediction of divine judgment had largely gone unheeded. Now his terrible prophecy had come to pass with horrifying vividness. The short book of Lamentations records the prophet’s […]

ODB: Papa Didn’t Say “Oh!”

ODB: Papa Didn’t Say “Oh!”

October 18, 2011 READ: Ephesians 5:1-10 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. —Psalm 145:8 I have a friend who was working in his home office one evening, trying to get some necessary paperwork done. His little girl, who was about 4 years old at the time, was playing around his desk, puttering about, […]

Music: Run To You

Music: Run To You

“Not everyone wants to run to God, but we hope you will.” Have you ever felt like running away from pain, hurt, stress or disappointment? The desire to  run away from difficult situations is not uncommon. Some people have turned to alcohol or drugs, and some have decided that an exciting affair is what they […]