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…. they were unschooled, ordinary men …. they had been with Jesus …. the crippled man healed standing with them – Acts 4:13,14

Is God angry, or loving? Why doesn’t God do something?

Sometimes, In the midst of a seemingly confusing, and at times unjust world, … battered by wild accusations, hypocrisy, violence, etc, etc, we wonder, … how does God feel about … Continue reading

October 15, 2018

What “receive kingdom of God like a child” & childlike faith means? – a fresh look

When Jesus said “receive kingdom of God like a child“, what attitudes, or qualities of little children was Jesus referring to? What does “receive“ mean? In this post, we’ll be exploring 4 passages of … Continue reading

October 1, 2018

The art of Persecution – bully tactics Jesus & early church faced

More than 10  tactics (with examples) from the playbook of persecution & intimidation are found in the Gospels & Acts.  These were unleashed against Jesus and the early disciples —  … Continue reading

September 22, 2018

Who can separate us from the love of God? unconquerable, measureless, boundless

How is faith sustained in difficult, harsh situations? When vile evil & injustice is unleashed, when darkness descends, … how do the followers of Jesus arise … and shine ? … Continue reading

September 15, 2018

Proverbs: Insight & Foresight, turn weakness to strength – Ant, Locust, Hyrax, Lizard

Is it possible, for the not strong, not powerful, the leaderless  the little, the vulnerable are these able to achieve great feats, mighty things? Is it possible to turn weakness … Continue reading

September 5, 2018

Let the weak say I am strong! Serving God in weakness – Gideon, Paul, Peter

Serving God in weakness, … faith against the odds Hebrews 11 describes the  faith experiences of people in the Old Testament, as they steadfastly & patiently trust the Lord. After … Continue reading

September 1, 2018

Parallel truths: Lord’s prayer & Psalm 23 – our Father, our Shepherd

While reading The Lord’s prayer and Psalm 23, found  parallel truths for meditation, devotion, encouragement & prayer, walking with God daily. The Lord’s prayer and Psalm 23 are probably the … Continue reading

August 27, 2018

Having ears & not hearing, having eyes & not seeing, Why? Being teachable, growing in Christ

Ever wondered why … after spending hours sharing, teaching counseling, etc folks still don’t get it? … don’t understand? … still choose their own way & justify their actions? Is … Continue reading

August 25, 2018

Be careful of the folly of Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar (Job’s friends)

.. speaking the truth in love … Ephesians 4:15 what does it mean? This post will cover; What’s the folly of Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar? How to safeguard ourselves from the folly … Continue reading

August 20, 2018

Love: God’s sovereign choice & man’s free will – what Bible says?

We’ll be exploring familiar verses and people in the Bible (Old & New Testaments) to find out what does the Bible teach about God’s sovereign choice or/and man’s free will? … Continue reading

August 15, 2018

Why John called Jesus the Word? .. God’s friend. Encountering God

What if someone, or a child asks: Who is God? What is God like? Can God be my friend? How can I be a friend of God? What is the … Continue reading

June 20, 2018

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever, His mercies new every morning

Sharing the simple wisdom from an 80 year old Chinese pastor, and his trust in God’s unchanging love & faithfulness against the odds. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,  today, … Continue reading

June 10, 2018

Turning the other cheek in ‘an eye for an eye’ world

Wars, trade disputes, corporate power struggles, … social, family disputes/fights, … road rage, name-calling, playground bullying; … at one time or other, we’re exposed to aggressive provacative behavior, unjust actions, … Continue reading

June 1, 2018

How Christ-like humility disarmed a Chinese community fight – Philemon 1:18

This post is shares an account of a fierce community fight, … and with God’s help how a  humble man of peace  brought reconciliation. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall … Continue reading

May 20, 2018

Honoring Chinese parents with Jesus’ gospel with grace & respect

The good news of Jesus is shared with others, through word and deed, by loving & serving others with God’s love & compassion. Besides listening to our sharing, … others … Continue reading

May 10, 2018

Why Parables? Are the treasure & the pearl parables of same meaning? A fresh look

Why did Jesus teach in parables, stories? Why is a good portion of the Bible filled with stories ? In this post. we’re read Matthew 13, where there are 7 … Continue reading

May 4, 2018

What’s a disciple of Jesus? A practical layman example

Not long ago, met a believer who shared: “I grew up in a communist country, … I have never met a Christian before, … until I moved over to this … Continue reading

April 20, 2018

Jesus Christ’s atonement, & the Holy Spirit in Proverbs

In the post, we’ll be exploring 2 verses in Proverbs, 6 In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil. Proverbs 16:6 … Continue reading

April 10, 2018

Signs of Jesus second coming, faith or fear? Why Persecution? Being ready

End times, Jesus’ second coming, eschatology, etc … — these are hot topics, … whenever disaster, wars, crises strike; ‘end of the world’  predictions, extrapolations, theories, signs, cause/effects, etc Here’s … Continue reading

March 30, 2018

Kingdom of God values: Lost & found sheep, coin, son – Luke 15 parables

In this post we’ll explore: What is valuable to God? What does God’s grace look like? How great is the depth of God’s love, grace and mercy to people? What … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

Persevere in faith & love thru delayed healing – Paul, Elisha, Job, Bartimaeus

Rich or poor, … great or humble, no one is free from sickness, … and sometimes it strikes suddenly, unexpectedly. Does Jesus heal? In the New Testament church, … were … Continue reading

February 17, 2018

A Faith, Hope & Love walk & ministry, being ready for Jesus return

1 Corinthians 13 is sandwiched between 2 chapters on gifts and ministries where Paul shared the more excellent way of ministry and gifts — with love. Paul concluded: And now … Continue reading

February 10, 2018

The Lord will hold me fast, .. His love will not let us go

As our hearts are encouraged to hold on to the Lord, the fact is, the Lord is holding on to us, … upholding us, .. love that will not let … Continue reading

January 5, 2018

Why Jesus asked the rich young ruler to give away everything? Being rich in God.

My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways   Proverbs 23:26 (NIV) The account of Jesus and the rich young ruler is recorded in 3 … Continue reading

January 2, 2018

What does Born Again mean? Why born of water & spirit? – Bible view

What did Jesus mean by ‘born again‘? How does the Bible explain born of water and spirit? How does one be ‘born again’? In this blogpost, we’re explore the Bible definitions … Continue reading

September 1, 2017

How Jesus restored Peter: “Fisher of men, Shepherd My sheep, love Me, follow Me” (John 21)

How did Jesus restored Peter’s faith, confidence and love for the Lord, after his denial of Christ? How did Peter leaped from doubt & failure during Passover, … to the … Continue reading

August 25, 2017

Revival, reverence & Truth: Ananias & Sapphira’s deadly deception & fake worship (Acts 5)

What does it mean to worship God in truth? Is fake or false worship in church, … possible? Is the New Testament only about grace and mercy? What really happens … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

Not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ .. to praise His name

Let’s explore what God is doing through His people who are not ashamed to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, … even to the remotest part of the earth. Acts 1:8 Paul … Continue reading

August 9, 2017

What Jesus mean: Many called, few chosen? Anything else we need?

  At the end of the  parable of the wedding banquet feast (Matthew 22:1-14), Jesus ends the parable with For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14 What did Jesus mean? God’s … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rejected! Overcome opposition in opposite spirit & as opportunity to bless

What happens when we’ll face rejection, opposition, .. conspiracy? If we were ‘god’ … what would we do? Can opposition be turned into an opportunity? 🙂 What was Jesus’ experience? … Continue reading

July 20, 2017

What did Jesus mean: ‘The first will be last‘, Is God unjust? – Bible view

What is God’s view, perspective of the last will be first, and the first last.  the first will be last; and the last, first. Is this a reversal swap?  An upset – … Continue reading

July 14, 2017

Rumor, slander, gossip – seeds of strife, conflict

Thru social media and messaging, … besides facts and truths, rumors, gossips and slander are  forwarded .. with far reaching consequences. eg. sensationalism, speculations, controversies, exaggerations, … badmouthing, blame, prejudices, … Continue reading

July 6, 2017

Simple, everyday relationship, friendship with Jesus – Mark 2:17

Last Sunday, heard a memorable description of a Christian’s daily relationship with Jesus, … that’s easy to understand and explain to others. (more so, with growing interest in wellness and … Continue reading

June 28, 2017

Are there jokes, humor in the Bible? What if we disobey or miss God’s will, plan? – Jonah, Balaam

Ever heard of a disobedient prophet? Can God use the reluctant,  the un-qualified ? … or only the perfect ? Is God solemn, stern, … devoid of humor, laughter? What … Continue reading

June 25, 2017

Receiving Jesus’ miracles in John’s gospel – a simple faith key

Recently, while reading the signs that Jesus performed in John’s gospel, noticed a common simple key. Also it’s interesting to discover the individuals that Jesus used and ministered to; … … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

When we don’t know what to do .. let go, and ‘let God be Lord‘, Hold on to God

an unplanned loss, an unforseen event. an unexpected illness, a sudden relapse, an unexplainable crisis … when life throws a curve ball … …. how did  Job, Habakkuk, Paul respond? what was … Continue reading

June 12, 2017

A father’s prayer, a mother’s intecession, .. a little child’s petition

This week, received a message from a dear brother who sent a Chinese worship song which his mother loved very much, … in warm fond memory of her  (she went … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

Who’s the super greatest at the last supper? What’s a leader’s heart like? (John 13, Luke 22)

We’ll be exploring the last supper in Luke 22 & John 13. Luke 22:19, 20 (NIV) 19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, … Continue reading

June 1, 2017

Paul reasons why God exists & what’s God’s character like (Romans 1 & 2)

How did Paul reasoned to people without knowledge of Jewish history (i.e. Gentiles) that God exists, … and what’s God’s character like? Or as our children may ask us, … … Continue reading

May 21, 2017

God did not throw away the clay, .. from a broken vessel to a vessel of honor

Isaiah describes our relationship with the Lord as, Yet you, Lord, are our Father.     We are the clay, you are the potter;     we are all the work of your hand. … Continue reading

April 14, 2017

How truly great is the everpresent power of God!

In this post we will cover 2 things: ** The great powers of God revealed by the Bible ** The great powers of God observed by Science The great powers of … Continue reading

April 7, 2017

Trusting God’s plan .. when faith makes sense, .. & sight does not

In Hebrews 11,  there’s a key reminder for us … regarding the believers who walked by faith, Hebrews 11:32-34 (NIV) 32 And what more shall I say? I do not have … Continue reading

April 1, 2017

Don’t worry, … don’t be afraid, … God is with us

In times of change and uncertainty, or walking down an unfamiliar road, or trying something new, … its encouraging to know that God is faithful & unchanging … He is … Continue reading

March 20, 2017

Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom in the Bible, what did Jesus mean?

In Jesus time, the religious leaders had knowledge of God’s word, … however, did they understand?  Were they wise? Why? Recently, came across a few verses that helped shed light … Continue reading

March 10, 2017

The wealth of contentment & godliness

Solomon’s highly impressive CV: 23 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. 24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the … Continue reading

February 25, 2017

Lord, are you willing to heal? .. Is healing immediate, instant? .. Faith?

Why Jesus heals? How much faith do we need? Do I need ‘perfect’ faith to receive? Is healing always immediate?  … or, progressive? … delayed? Is it OK to pray … Continue reading

February 22, 2017

Discerning true vs counterfeit — Simon meets Philip & Peter’s ministry (Acts 8)

There’s real money, … and there’s fake, counterfeit money, genuine goods, … and deceptive imitations, … all for a fast buck. Jesus warned about false prophets, “Beware of false prophets who come … Continue reading

February 12, 2017

You meant for evil, .. God turned it for good .. saving lives

As a six-year old boy, Brother Nathan witnessed an unthinkable attack on his father, a Christian pastor.  After the attack Nathan sought revenge and vowed to avenge his father. His … Continue reading

February 5, 2017

In the Lord’s secret service – worship from the heart, change from the inside out

Jesus teaching is simple and direct, the challenge is living out His Word in our daily lives. as we yield to His Word and the Holy Spirit. Devout, religious, … how’s it dfferent from worship that Jesus teaches? Devout, religious, … how’s it different from following Jesus? In Jesus’ sermon on the mount, there’s a […]

January 30, 2017

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