Under the Sun

the more things change, the more they stay the same

Nothing New

April 9, 2020 • Andrew Lough

In times when everything feels new, I need the reminder that while the particulars may be new, the core truths of a given situation are not unique. God’s word provides real and relevant wisdom for the times in which we live.

Economic Strain

April 14, 2020 • Andrew Lough

When crisis hits, our bank account is often the first thing we begin to worry about. How will I pay my bills and take care of my responsibilities? Scripture reminds us that life is often out of our control and we need to trust that God will provide in His time and in His way.


April 16, 2020 • Brian Hajicek

These are anxious times for sure, but anxiety is not anything new to God’s people. And anxiety isn’t anything new to God in terms of what to say to His people. For this lesson, we will focus on the instructions when God’s people were about to cross over the Jordan River into the Promised Land.


April 21, 2020 • Jamey Grimsley

In times of crisis, whether it’s something personal happening in our own lives, or something global, like what we’re dealing with now in COVID-19 – in those times, it’s easy to feel a many emotions. And maybe, one of those emotions is loneliness.


April 23, 2020 • Brian Hajicek

These are times of concern, especially about our health and sickness. While these are times that are new to us, they aren’t new to God and to God’s people.

The Future

April 28, 2020 • Jamey Grimsley

While we may have never seen a health crisis like this before, the fear of what our future might look like is nothing new. People have always feared things like bills, food, clothing and water. The basics in life. In Matthew 6, Jesus reminds his listeners that they don’t need to sit up worrying about tomorrow.


April 30, 2020 • Andrew Lough

We like to think we are in control of what happens within our sphere of influence. We decide what we’re going to do, eat, and wear. But in times like these, we’re painfully reminded how little we actually can control. We need the reminder that when everything around us feels crazy and out of our control, we have a peace the world cannot understand.


May 5, 2020 • Andrew Lough

Times of struggle, change, and trial are times of discomfort – and we don’t like to be uncomfortable. As Jesus teaches his followers about a life of discipleship, he includes this curious story that challenges us with how we view our comforts in this life as compared to what we can expect in the next.